Facebook updates Stories with audio, archiving and saved clips

Postado Mai 17, 2018

They will be given the option to save the photos and videos directly to their Facebook account.

Talking about the newly announced features, the first feature allows users to save the photos and videos that they shot using the Facebook camera. You won't have to use up your previous phone storage, and for the typical low-end devices which are sold in EMEA regions, storage is a precious commodity indeed.

The social network has also said that an archive feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks which will let users save the Facebook Stories they want to preserve.

The company just introduced a new set of updates for its camera-centric feature, but, unlike some previous updates, the features will roll out to users in India first. This new feature will be present as a new mode in the Facebook Camera.

Facebook Stories is adding a feature that lets you post audio clips.

Saving Facebook Stories to your smartphone.

That Facebook is targeting India (and, by extension, other developing markets) with its newest Stories features is telling.

The archive becomes more interesting when you pair it with the second feature: cloud storage.

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

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

It's not exactly a trade secret that the best things about both Facebook's and Instagram's Stories were copied from Snapchat.

The feature is located at the top of the page below notifications and above the trending news links. Under this feature, the stories are archived after they disappear after 24 hours.

"After a photo disappears from a story, you can still re-view it, re-live it and re-share it", Hayes said.

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

Stories appear at the top of the Instagram feed.

Then just a month later, Facebook began testing what it calls "Messenger Day" for some users in Poland, which aims pique the interest of those who have yet to get hooked on its rival, Snapchat. There is no word if the feature is coming to iOS users or not.

Again, users selfies and videos and add lively filters, effects and masks that vanish within 24 hours.