In 2013 Facebook reportedly tried to purchase a then buzzing app called Snapchat for $3 billion. The deal fell through, and Snapchat went on to become insanely popular in its own right.
Same year Facebook acquired messaging giant, WhatsApp. After all, who needs Snapchat when not one but two of your chat platforms boast a billion users each?
Again, Facebook appears to be working on yet another Snapchat-like experience. New screenshots of what look to be one of the social network’s many experiments show the company is working on a new feature that allows groups of friends to privately share photos and other updates that disappear after 24 hours.