Facebook is introducing a slew of updates to its Stories and Camera features, starting with users in India. Second, users will be able to share audio-only clips on Stories or to upload audio, along with a photo that was taken previously. The feature is quite similar to Snapchat's where users can save their photos to the app and is visible only to them. Facebook rolled out "Stories" feature which allowed people to share moments as photos or texts or more with their family and friends.
These features are aimed at helping people capture and save memories in a way that they stay connected with these memories long after sharing them on Facebook.
These creations can be saved or posted to the Instagram feed, where they will become permanent like normal Instagram videos. These can be accompanied by images saved in the handset. These conversations help the team understand what Facebook can do to make sure that the feature helps people in connecting and creating content "in meaningful ways". Voice posts, which are also being introduced, give people a new medium through which they can express themselves. Once again, Facebook doesn't say if there will be a storage limit for this feature. It is also possible for other people to share your voice posts on the News Feed.
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Last, and potentially most interesting, is the addition of voice posts. It has been mentioned that this particular feature is on FBLite for now but will soon be coming to the regular Android app as well. After a photo disappears from your story, you can find it in your story archive - a place only you can see.
In the coming weeks, Facebook will roll out an archive for people to save the stories most important to them. "We noticed that a number of users were using WhatsApp to record messages when they didn't feel like typing". "You will be asked if you want to archive your Stories, and you will need to tap "OK". Facebook will now provide users with an option to turn out Stories Archive in their settings. You can go back and view these Stories at any time, or choose to reshare them as a post or story. Facebook claims the audio posts has been built keeping data restrictions in mind and is optimised for low data/network conditions.
"After a photo disappears from a story, you can still re-view it, re-live it and re-share it", Hayes said.