If you think Facebook is done with the cloning of Snapchat stories? You may have to think twice. The social media network giant today (Facebook stories update) released what many people called a massive attack on Snapchat stories.
The new Snapchat-like feature gives users the ability to create stories that disappear in 24hrs and what is even more Snapchat-like is the camera effects where users can transform into different things by mere masking their pictures. The new Facebook stories update which has three important camera-centric features is available on both Android and iOS and is rolling out globally.
Facebook Stories Update three main features
This is a direct take on Snapchat main functionality: This feature allows you to share photos and videos with friends which are only viewable for a limited time. Your friends can leave comments on them before they disappear.
Facebook Stories Update
This feature is no longer new to many of us on Snapchat. Facebook has even made it popular by replicating the feature first on Instagram, second on Whatsapp and recently this month on the messenger app.
With this feature, you can share photos and videos which last for just 24 hours. They can be viewed by friends when you publish them but you will have to post them on your timeline if you want them there to be accessible on your Newsfeed.
Facebook Camera effects
As the name suggests, this features comes with different camera effects such as filters, masks and dynamic objects that can be added to your stories to make them fun and interactive.
How to use Facebook Stories
To get started, Open Facebook app and swipe right to locate create your Facebook stories statuses.
Facebook Product Manager; Connor Hayes said.
We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever they choose, for however long they choose — and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be. Today we’re starting to roll out a new camera with effects and two additional ways to share the photos and videos you take. Source Via