Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Facebook adds Snapchat-like disappearing `Stories' on its main app


Snapchat's Stories is a very popular feature, and Facebook has carbon-copied it to all its apps including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. 

Now the popular social-networking giant has introduced Stories inside Facebook itself, allowing users to upload disappearing photos and videos from within Facebook's mobile app.

To add to a story, tap on the “Your Story” icon in the Stories bar at the top of News Feed. Your stories will will disappear in 24 hours and they won’t appear on your Timeline or in News Feed unless you post them there, too.



Apart from Stories, Facebook app is also getting in app camera effects and a new Direct feature. The app now has a camera icon of the top left, that allows users to take photos, videos and add dozen of effects like masks, frames and interactive filters. Users can also swipe right from the NewsFeed to launch camera app. Facebook is  partnering with brands to create masks for upcoming movies including Alien: Covenant, Despicable Me 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Power Rangers, Smurfs: The Lost Village and Wonder Woman.



Lastly, the new Direct feature allows users to share individual photos or videos with a specific friends for a limited time. You can send a photo or a video to your friend, who'll only be able to view it and replay it for reply. Once the conversation on the photo/video ends, the content will no longer be visible in Direct.

The new in app camera effects, Stories and Direct feature will roll out starting this week for Facebook app for Android and iOS. 

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