Facebook Launches New Social Media App to Compete With Snapchat

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Facebook has quietly launched a new mobile app aimed at video-loving teens.

In a direct challenge to Snapchat, “Lifestage” is an iOS app that helps school kids connect with each other by sharing video snippets of their day.

The app prompts users to upload videos and photos that show off their likes, dislikes, best friends, favourite dance moves and more.

Users aged more than 21 are only able to view their own profiles, reports the Tech Crunchwebsite.

However the app warns that it cannot guarantee whether all its users are genuine.

“We can’t confirm that people who claim to go to a certain school actually go to that school. All videos you upload to your profile are fully public content,” it says.

Lifestage has no messaging functionality but users can display contact details from other sites such as Snapchat and Instagram.

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