Facebook introduces voice posts, story archive options for users in India

Facebook introduces voice posts, story archive options for users in India

According to Connor Hayes, the director of product management at Facebook, the three main features that will be added to Facebook stories in India are the ability to save photographs taken on the Facebook camera without saving it on your device, voice recording for stories, and creating a story archive. The aim is to make it more attractive to people who can't use Stories the way it is now - and therefore don't use it at all. They will be given the option to save the photos and videos directly to their Facebook account. 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. The Facebook Stories Archive feature lets users save their stories to view, re-live them and share them. While users will be able to share 20 seconds long voice posts in Facebook Stories, no such limit has been set on voice posts shared in the News Feed. The saved clips also mean you can share them when you're in a more connected area if your signal is too poor to upload them right away. Facebook has said that these new features are rolling out to users in India first before they're made available to users across the globe. These changes will allow them to store all the photos and videos taken with the app in the Facebook cloud, therefore, relieving storage space from their devices.

"People around the world are using Stories to keep up with their friends throughout the day".

WhatsApp Stories now counts 450 million daily active users, while Instagram Stories has racked up 300 million daily active users.

Since then, it has released a number of updates to try and attract more users to the product.

Keeping privacy in mind, Voice Posts can be shared in the same way that Stories and News Feed posts are shared on Facebook.

Facebook introduces voice posts, story archive options for users in India

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.

Sharing audio on Facebook stories.

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

When someone has an unseen story, their profile picture will be circled with a colourful ring. There's no information on when the feature will be rolled out to iOS users. Both features are targeting users in developing markets, where Facebook stands to gain the most users.

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