Facebook-owned messaging app Whatsapp has just unveiled plans to incorporate a photo-sharing feature similar to that of the slowly dying company Snapchat. (Not really.) After adding the tool to its main app and Instagram service, it appears Facebook is looking to expand the concept even further, effectively attempting to eliminate all competitors from the pool.

Whatsapp, which passed one billion users last year, is said to be adding features that allow users to “watch updates from friends and reply privately, shoot and adorn their imagery with drawings and captions and send their creations to all their contacts,” according to TechCrunch.

As shown in a recent video explaining the new update, the feature is likely to be called “Whatsapp Status.” Watch below.


H/T: News.com.au