Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Facebook introduces Voice posts, Stories archive & Cloud storage features

Facebook introduces Voice posts, Stories archive & Cloud storage features

Users will see a new "Save" button at the bottom of their Story after their have recorded the video or taken the picture, via the Facebook camera.

Facebook users in India will now be able to save the photos and videos that they capture through Facebook's 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. Specifically, it's adding an archive for Stories posts, so you can save the ones you like to a permanent gallery.

With each story expiring in 24 hours, Stories archive will provide users access to all the stories they have previously shared on the platform.

Facebook introduces Voice posts, Stories archive & Cloud storage features
Facebook introduces Voice posts, Stories archive & Cloud storage features

To deal with the low percentage of users sharing Facebook Stories, the social media giant is introducing new functionalities to the tool that are now being launched in India and will be shared later at a global scale. This will help users with entry-level devices that have limited storage to keep space free on their devices. "This is going to be an option for people to save the photos that they might want to share later as well".

The third and last feature that Facebook will add is the ability to archive and view older Stories. For some people, photos and text are not the most effective way to communicate. Facebook revealed that people were using creative workarounds to share through audio already like covering their phone camera with their finger when taking a video and just recording the audio to share.

Interestingly, Facebook will allow people to share your Voice Posts much like they would a story or a post on News Feed.

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Nearly as an afterthought, Facebook is also adding voice posts, which allows the camera-shy to make fun updates without having to put on makeup first. Under this feature, the stories are archived after they disappear after 24 hours.

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

Stories appear at the top of the Instagram feed.

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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. The social media giant is launching the new features at a time when it is facing increasing scrutiny over the alleged misuse of user data on its platform across the world.

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