Facebook Is Making Changes to Stories after Slow User Adoption

Facebook started adding the Stories feature to its suite of apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, last year. With this new feature, members of a specific Facebook Group or Event will be able to contribute to a Story that's visible to the rest of the members...

Now Stories shared on Facebook can be posted to Messenger and vice versa.

"They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet", said Connor Hayes, Facebook's product manager, as quoted by TechCrunch. Now, Facebook Stories will be synced across both platforms, although camera filters will still remain separate. Because the company now has a Stories feature - another Snapchat feature clone - and it wants users to gravitate to it. Messenger Day was essentially the same thing, but contained to the Messenger app itself.

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The Stories feature is also now available in the simplified Facebook Lite app for people without access to high-speed internet service. Along with this change, Facebook is also killing private ephemeral messaging feature Direct. "All you have to do is select from one of these audience settings on either Facebook or Messenger, and any changes you make from your existing audience settings will update across the other".

Social media giant Facebook announced the roll-out of a consolidated stories feature for all those part of the "events" and "groups" pages on the platform. Well, put quite simply: Stories are now a tool that can be used to share personal experiences with groups, events, or pages - and they allow friends, family, or individuals with similar interests to collaborate on a communal snapshot of what an event or day in the life looked like not just to one person but to many. When you attend a concert, for example, you can share your video or photo, creating a series of images and videos contributed by all who attended the event.

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