Facebook Messenger spin-off will deface photos with Stickers

Do you like Facebook Messenger? Do you like Facebook Stickers? If the answer to both of those questions is a resounding “Yes” then boy does the social network have a treat for you. If not… well, you might as well look away now.

As a Christmas gift to enthusiasts Facebook has announced yet another standalone application which combines both with a photo-themed twist.

Today the Facebook Creative Labs team revealed Stickered, which encourages users to cover their photos in cartoon stickers before sending them onto friends.

It’s available for Android phones from today and will land on the App Store “soon” according to the company. Why Facebook couldn’t just build this seemingly minor feature in to Messenger rather than launch another app is anyone’s guess.

Regardless, Stickered is the latest application to join the ever-growing Facebook suite of apps and services. As well as the main Facebook app and Messenger, the company also has Instagram (plus the Hyperlapse spin-off) and WhatsApp in its arsenal.

There’s also the Snapchat-bating Slingshot app which allows users to “share life as it happens.”

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As well as Stickered, the company is bringing a couple of new festive-themed features directly to the Messenger app. Users will be able to add frames to their New Year’s Eve selfies, view chat heads as snow globes and make use of “holiday inspired sticker packs.”

How fun…

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