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Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India

Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India”

Each pic will save to the Facebook cloud and users can choose to share them - or not - via the Facebook app. The feature is quite similar to Snapchat's where users can save their photos to the app and is visible only to them. Users can also just take a photo through in-app camera, save it, and post at a time of their convenience.

In the coming weeks, Facebook will roll out an archive for people to save the stories most important to them.

Facebook is bringing a bunch of new features to its Stories.

When Facebook rolled out Stories globally in March of 2017, Mark Zuckerberg said he expected Stories would eventually overtake posts in feeds as the most popular way people shared content on Facebook.

"People around the world are using Stories to keep up with their friends throughout the day".

"We are always working on ways to improve the experience of viewing Stories on all types of connections, and have been investing here - especially on our FB Lite app".

According to Facebook, for some people photos and text are not the most effective way to communicate.

The social media platforms have lately seen a boom where users have been experimenting a lot on how they can be more creative while sharing their memories.

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

Elsewhere, voice posts could be good for users who want to say something in their stories without showing their face, or showing anything at all. Users can post voice posts on Stories of up to 20 seconds.

Facebook Stories has struggled to take off in the same way that WhatsApp Stories or Instagram Stories have.

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However, as it struggled to take off, the company at one point displayed grayed out icons in the Stories space in an effort to make it appear less empty.

Tech Crunch When you want to add an Emoji to a Facebook post or comment, you have a limited selection of choices.

So it seems unlikely that Facebook will abandon its Stories platform anytime soon. They can also be saved and shared later.

When someone has an unseen story, their profile picture will be circled with a colourful ring. There is no word if the feature is coming to iOS users or not. Both features are targeting users in developing markets, where Facebook stands to gain the most users.



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