Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Facebook Stories get new archive, audio message feature and more

Facebook updates push Stories past its Snapchat clone beginnings Credit Facebook
Terence Owen | 17 May, 2018, 23:05

Facebook is introducing a slew of updates to its Stories and Camera features, starting with users in India.

Voice Posts will let users share an Audio message in their Story. Users can also just take a photo through in-app camera, save it, and post at a time of their convenience. Facebook's Connor Hayes, Director of Product Management, showcased the new features to members of the media in India via a video conference.

The most interesting feature is the Cloud Storage for photos and videos taken with the in-built Facebook camera app. They will be given the option to save the photos and videos directly to their Facebook account.

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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 your friends, and instead enjoy the moment at the concert and share them later. The feature is now available for Facebook Lite users while Android users will see the feature in coming weeks. After a photo disappears from a story, they can find it in the story archive, a place only the user can see, though they can always choose to not save them. Facebook says this will be private to the user, through traditionally Stories disappear after 24 hours. Users can post voice posts on Stories of up to 20 seconds. This feature is available on Facebook for Android for now.

Facebook is rolling out three new features for Stories. Facebook Stories are behind WhatsApp and Instagram in spite of having more number of users. The ability to capture and store past Facebook Stories to mobile devices will make life easier for communicators who want to make their Facebook feeds stand out with of-the-moment visuals. However, if users want to reach more people with their thought, Stories will gradually be the way to go. Just like a text-based post or a video-based post, Voice Posts give people a more direct and intimate way to share what they're thinking. "For a lot of people, audio is a very important way for them to express themselves and communicate", said Hayes. Archived stories will be viewable on the new "Your Archive" section of the Facebook app. From Facebook Lite to Messenger Lite, Facebook's focus has been on optimising its platform for the masses which have low-end phones with slower networks and lesser storage. Facebook will give users the option of also turning off the archive so that the Stories are not saved.

As of now, this feature is available only for the FBLite users.

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