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FACEBOOK is launching a slew of updates to its Stories feature. The social media giant will now let users save photos and videos to the Facebook cloud, archive Facebook Stories and share voice messages with friends.
For now, the updates are only rolling out to users in India, but Facebook says they will soon arrive worldwide, according to TechCrunch.
A few of the features appear to be catering towards users with entry-level devices that live in areas with low-bandwidth internet, or with limited space on their phone.
Now, users have the option to save photos or videos directly to Facebook’s Camera, instead of being forced to save them to their phone's camera roll.
Another upcoming feature will allow users to archive their Facebook Stories, not unlike Instagram’s relatively new archiving feature.
It’ll automatically save your clips after they expire so that you can view them whenever or choose to reshare them. The tools may persuade people in regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia to use Facebook Stories more often.
“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.
“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.”
“Saving photos and videos can be used to save what you might want to post later — so you don't have to edit or post them while you're out with friends, and instead enjoy the moment at the concert or share them later,” Hayes told TechCrunch.
A third update lets users upload audio posts to their Facebook Stories, combining voice messages with a colored background and a photo.
It means that users don't have to type to upload a voice post, making it easier than ever to upload to Facebook Stories.
Facebook hasn’t released any user numbers for its Stories product, which launched in mid2017, beyond saying that the figures are 'encouraging'.
Last August, Facebook announced that it was bringing Stories to its desktop site in a move that many viewed as a last-ditch effort to make the product popular. 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. So it seems unlikely that Facebook will abandon its Stories platform anytime soon.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp also rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members. Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid being repeatedly added back after they have left, Facebook Incowned WhatsApp said in a blog post. Administrators can no longer be removed from a group they created and users can now quickly locate messages that mention them in a group conversation.
Groups on WhatsApp have taken a central role in the messaging service that has more than 1 billion users, helping connect people with similar interests across the globe.
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