Facebook Gets Voice Posts, Stories Archive, And More

Facebook introduces Stories on its main app 4

Facebook is introducing a slew of updates to its Stories and Camera features, starting with users in India. The aim is to make it more attractive to people who can't use Stories the way it is now - and therefore don't use it at all.

In order to combat the scourge of large photo rolls on phones with low storage capacity, Facebook will allow users to save content from their Stories straight to the app.

Now, you can save your photos on Facebook and share them later.

Stories archive Similar to Instagram's archive, Facebook now allows users to save their Stories even after 24 hours.

'We know that the performance and reliability of viewing and posting Stories is extremely important to people around the world, especially those with slower connections, ' Facebook's director of Stories Connor Hayes told TechCrunch.

These features are aimed at helping people capture and save memories in a way that they stay connected with these memories long after sharing them on Facebook. Just two weeks back the company announced at its annual developer conference F8 that WhatsApp has hit 450 million daily active users. "The user can use a plain background or a photograph that exists in the Facebook archive or something s/he has taken", he added.

Saving Facebook Stories to your smartphone
Saving Facebook Stories to your smartphone

Facebook did not provide statistics around the popularity of voice messaging in India.

The feature is located at the top of the page below notifications and above the trending news links.

Facebook appears to be strengthening its focus on the Stories platform as it appears the communication method shows no signs of becoming any less popular. It can also be used to save photos they might want to share later, so they don't have to edit or post them immediately.

So it seems unlikely that Facebook will abandon its Stories platform anytime soon.

Explaining the reason they chose India first, Hayes said that one of the main studies the Facebook team found was the number of families that shared one phone. There's no information on when the feature will be rolled out to iOS users.

Again, users selfies and videos and add lively filters, effects and masks that vanish within 24 hours. Both features are targeting users in developing markets, where Facebook stands to gain the most users.

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