Facebook testing a “Snapchat-like” feature on iOS app, allowing you to schedule when your post erases itself
For features being tested, Facebook typically assesses user reaction by how often they may be used, or will ask for direct feedback.
In this instance, iOS users may see an option which would allow a post to “expire” anywhere from 1 hour to week. For those that are wondering, even after the post expires and is removed from the timeline, it still takes a few months before it is purged from offline back-up servers.
This is not Facebook’s first foray into a Snapchat-ish type scheme. Earlier this summer, the company launched Slingshot which also features expiring photos and videos, provided that the recipient replies to the message. For now, there is no word on when or if we will see this post-expiration feature in the Facebook app hit the mainstream.
source: TNW and Twitter