Ever since it was revealed that Facebook had attempted (and failed) to acquire Snapchat, the social network has been slowly incorporating Snapchat-like features across its platform. For example we saw Facebook introduce Snapchat’s Story features to Instagram, and it looks like we can expect Snapchat-like filters on Facebook as well.

According to a report from TechCrunch, it seems that Facebook is currently testing out some filters for its in-app camera that are similar to those offered by Prisma and Snapchat. For those unfamiliar with Prisma, the former is an app that applies filters to photos in a “smarter” kind of way, thanks to the AI it uses to determine how best to apply them.


We’re not sure if Facebook’s filters will achieve the same look, but it will be there should you choose to use it. TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be making some changes to how the camera is launched, which is swiping in from the right side. Users will also get to choose to privately share these photos and videos via the Facebook Direct inbox feature, as opposed to it going public on your News Feed.

The testing is said to have started in Ireland, but Facebook expects that it will eventually be released globally, although no timeline has been specified. In the meantime you can check out the video above which shows some of the camera’s filters in action.

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