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Facebook test Stories-a feature similar to Snapchat and Instagram

Facebook test Stories-a feature similar to Snapchat and Instagram

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Facebook is testing a Stories-feature with photos and videos after 24 hours then disappear again. Snapchat introduced the feature, which Instagram already copied

The Facebook Stories feature works for now only in Ireland, reports Recode.

The function is fully equivalent to that of Snapchat and Instagram. Users can create stories from pictures and short videos, text and drawings can be added. The stories are for Facebook friends for 24 hours.

Facebook introduces Stories-feature

As with Snapchat, users can also gezichtsfilters apply in the Stories feature of Facebook. This is such a sloth on the head of the user, or circling there are planets around it. Stories are just like in Instagram as a series of circles at the top of the screen of the users, between the search bar and the timeline.

Global roll-out

Facebook says opposite Recode that it hopes the Stories feature in the coming months globally. Instagram has since August, a Stories feature, which according to the social network now 150 million daily active users.

That’s about as many people as the entire group of users of Snapchat. The Stories feature was in 2013 Snapchat has been devised.

Universal principle

Instagram-producthoofd Kevin Weil gave in december that Instagram is the feature of Snapchat has learnt, but believes that Stories ultimately universal in all social media. In addition, he refers to the hashtags thanks to Twitter became popular, but is now also on Facebook and Instagram are available.

Facebook would in 2013 have tried to make Snapchat for $ 3 billion to take over, without success. According to recent rumors is Snapchat coming soon to the exchange.

Instagram introduced on his turn Tuesday, a livestreamingfunctie. Facebook has such a function already, after that became popular by apps such as Meerkat and Twitters Periscope.

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