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

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

Three new Facebook Stories features are now being tested in India and due to roll out in the US soon, according to TechCrunch. These photos will not be saved on the users' phones but will only be accessible on their Facebook account.

Interestingly, Facebook will allow people to share your Voice Posts much like they would a story or a post on News Feed. This is also helpful in the situation when one has shot as well as edited the images using the Facebook camera and the user does not want to share the image immediately on social media.

Facebook has announced that it's bringing some new additions to its Stories feature to gauge more audience. "You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on", explains Hayes. Facebook says this will be private to the user, through traditionally Stories disappear after 24 hours. Facebook is likely hoping that getting these new smartphone-owners hooked on Facebook's camera app from the beginning will keep them embedded in the Facebook ecosystem.

After taking a picture in "Focus", users are encouraged to add creative tools like filters, stickers and text before sending them to friends, via Instagram Direct or as a new Story. The new features will be available first in India, home to some 27o million users, before being made available to everyone else in the world, TheVerge reported yesterday.

Save to your Facebook account rather than your phone
Save to your Facebook account rather than your

Facebook users in India are the first ones to get these features, and the rest of the world should get them later this month. The ability to capture and store past Facebook Stories to mobile devices will make life easier for communicators who want to make their Facebook feeds stand out with of-the-moment visuals. Not only does it virtually eliminate the ephemerality that has characterized Stories up to this point, but it incorporates it more closely with Facebook's existing uses. As the name suggests, this feature allows you to share a moment without having to share a photo or video. It is also possible for other people to share your voice posts on the News Feed.

Have you ever been about to enjoy a tasty brunch out with friends, just to have your Insta buddy ask you not to touch anything before he/she makes a Story out of it?

It is worth noting here that stories will be archived once they disappear from the Stories section after the standard 24-hour window passes.

As of now, this feature is available only for the FBLite users. Facebook will give users the option of also turning off the archive so that the Stories are not saved.

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