By Admin - November 25, 2017 10:20 pm 0 494 0
A spokesperson for Facebook Messenger confirmed the test saying it was a way to "to see at a glance fun facts about the people you message with."
"For example, a lightning bolt may appear next to the name of a person you've messaged with for at least three days in a row, and a counter will indicate how many consecutive days you've been chatting. We're interested to see if people enjoy this insight, but we don't have any additional information to share at this time."
Messenger is testing out streak counts... Streak counts really bug me. pic.twitter.com/leDRemkSR3— case (@CaseSandberg) November 22, 2017
Snapchat's "Streaks" feature has become popular as it appeals to a young audience.
The platform uses the feature to encourage its users to send more snaps, and even warns friends when a "Snapstreak" is about to expire.
If Facebook is preparing to clone this, then don't be surprised to see it show up in Instagram and WhatsApp, according to The Verge.
Meanwhile, researchers last month said that Snapchat can be a useful tool to help overcome apprehension about communicating on a public forum, it can also swing the other way and become addictive.
Snapchat currently has 166 million users globally.