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Face­book Inc. is giv­ing the cam­era a cen­tral place on its smart­phone app for the first time, en­cour­ag­ing users to take more pic­tures and edit them with dig­i­tal stick­ers that show the in­flu­ence of ri­val Snapchat. Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc (SNAP.N), which held its ini­tial public of­fer­ing this month, were down 4.1 per­cent at $22.85 af­ter Faceook’s an­nounce­ment. With an up­date sched­uled to take ef­fect on Tuesday, Face­book will al­low users to get to the app’s cam­era with one swipe of their fin­ger and then add vis­ual de­tails like a rain­bow or a beard of glit­ter. Users will be able to share a pic­ture pri­vately with a friend, rather than to all of their friends, and add a pic­ture to a gallery known as a “story,” sim­i­lar to a fea­ture on the Snapchat app.

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