As we continue mourning the loss of Vine (and binging on hilarious #RIPVine tweets), there鈥檚 some exciting news coming from the Facebook camp that should be able to lift your techie spirits (BESIDES those new and awkward Halloween reactions).

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As part of the social media mogul鈥檚 continued efforts to outshine Snapchat (excuse us, Snap, INC) and its filters (which have become such a huge part of our lives, they鈥檙e even influencing Halloween costumes this year!), good old FB has unveiled plans to roll out a disappearing video and photo feature that looks awfully similar to our beloved snaps (and yes, there will be filters. Lots of 鈥檈m).

Young people taking a selfie while eating pizza

The experiment, which has simply been dubbed 鈥渢he new camera,鈥 will be integrated into FB鈥檚 app and accessible via a new camera button placed at the top of the newsfeed. The new feature, which is currently being tested in Ireland, will allow folks to take photos and videos with all kinds of filters, which they鈥檒l then be able to send to friends or post on their timeline. The images will disappear after 24 hours. Sound familiar? Hmm!

Speaking with Business Insider, a Facebook spokesperson shared the inspiration behind the new Snapchat-esque addition. Apparently, they鈥檙e rolling out 鈥渢he new camera鈥 because they鈥檝e noticed folks becoming more and more keen on sharing funny, silly pictures and videos with just their closest friends rather than all of their acquaintances. (Uh huh. It wouldn鈥檛 have anything at all to do with beating out your competition, eh?)

Guess we鈥檒l just have to wait and see how successful 鈥渢he new camera鈥 is across the pond!

Will FB鈥檚 new feature dampen your love of Snapchat? Tweet us @BritandCo.

(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Peter Macdiarmid Staff/Getty + Getty)