Facebook Gets Voice Posts, Stories Archive, And More

Ruben Fields
May 17, 2018

Saving Facebook Stories to your smartphone.

Archives, camera storage, and voice posts are rolling out first to Indian users, then to the rest of the world shortly after.

Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out its OLX-like platform, Marketplace, to users across India after testing the feature with a limited audience in Mumbai last year.

The most interesting feature is the Cloud Storage for photos and videos taken with the in-built Facebook camera app.

First, users will be able to save photos and videos taken with the Facebook Camera on Facebook.

The firm will now let you share voice posts as well, so you don't necessarily have to type in your stories, but can share voice messages as well.

Like the Facebook Camera feature, it saves your posts privately.

The social media platforms have lately seen a boom where users have been experimenting a lot on how they can be more creative while sharing their memories. These three new features are debuting first in India though will gradually be available all across the globe.

The tools may persuade people in regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia to use Facebook Stories more often.

"People around the world are using Stories to keep up with their friends throughout the day". For some people, photos and text are not the most effective way to communicate.

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Now, you can save your photos on Facebook and share them later.

"With this week's update, you will have options to add a voice message to a colorful background or a photo from your camera gallery or saved gallery".

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

WhatsApp Stories now counts 450 million daily active users, while Instagram Stories has racked up 300 million daily active users. Archived stories will be viewable on the new "Your Archive" section of the Facebook app.

Facebook did not provide statistics around the popularity of voice messaging in India.

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When someone has an unseen story, their profile picture will be circled with a colourful ring.

We'll update this article once we know a release date for these features in other countries.

Again, users selfies and videos and add lively filters, effects and masks that vanish within 24 hours. There is no word if the feature is coming to iOS users or not.

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