Technology To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

15:27  17 may  2018
15:27  17 may  2018 Source:   techcrunch.com

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Facebook is also adding an Audio option in the Facebook Camera to share voice messages as Voice Posts . In the coming weeks, Facebook says it will start rolling out an archive feature so that users can save the Facebook Stories they value the most.

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a screenshot of a video game© Provided by TechCrunch Facebook's future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn't mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to India to learn what features they'd need to embrace Stories across a variety of local languages on phones without much storage.

Today, Facebook will start rolling out three big Stories features in India, which will come to the rest of the world shortly after. First, to lure posts from users who don't want to type or have a non-native language keyboard, as well as micropodcasters, Facebook Stories will allow audio posts combining a voice message with a colored background or photo.

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Facebook Stories will get an Archive similar to Instagram Stories that automatically saves your clips privately after they expire so you can go back to check them out or re-share the content to the News Feed. And finally, Facebook will let Stories users privately Save their clips from the Facebook Camera directly to the social network instead of their phone in case they don’t have enough space.

"We know that the performance and reliability of viewing and posting Stories is extremely important to people around the world, especially those with slower connections" Facebook's director of Stories Connor Hayes tells me. "We are always working on ways to improve the experience of viewing Stories on all types of connections, and have been investing here -- especially on our FB Lite app.”

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Facebook has a big opportunity to capitalize on Snapchat's failure to focus on the international market. Plagued by Android engineering problems and initial reluctance to court users beyond U.S. teens, Snapchat left the door open for Facebook's Stories products to win the globe. Now Snapchat has sunk to its slowest growth rate ever, hitting 191 million daily users despite shrinking in March. Meanwhile, WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories has 450 million daily users, while Instagram Stories has over 300 million.

As for Facebook Stories, it was initially seen as a bit of a ghost town but more and more of my friends are posting there, in part thanks to the ability to syndicate you Instagram Stories there. Facebook Stories has never announced a user count, and Hayes says "We don't have anything to share yet, but performance of Facebook Stories is encouraging, and we've learned a lot about how we can make the experience even better.” Facebook is hell-bent on making Stories work on its own app after launching the in mid-2017, and seems to believe users who find them needless or redundant will come around eventually.

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Search FYI. Community Boost. Archive . In January, we introduced Trending to help highlight the global conversations that happen on Facebook . We look at many factors to make sure the most relevant stories appear in News Feed, including which posts are getting the most engagement (such

My concern about the global rise of Stories is that instead of only recording the biggest highlights of our lives to capture with our phones, we're increasingly interrupting all our activities and exiting the present to thrust our phone in the air.

That's one thing Facebook hopes to fix here, Facebook's director of Stories Connor Hayes tells me. "Saving photos and videos can be used to save what you might want to post later – So you don't have to edit or post them while you're out with your friends, and instead enjoy the moment at the concert and share them later." You're still injecting technology into your experience, though, so I hope we can all learn to record as subtly as possible without disturbing the memory for those around us.

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The new Save to Facebook Camera feature creates a private tab in the Stories creation interface where you can access and post the imagery you've stored, and you'll also find a Saved tab in your profile's Photos section. Unlike Facebook's discontinued Photo Sync feature, here you'll choose to save imagery one at a time. It will be a big help to users lacking free space on their phone, as Facebook says many people around the world have to delete a photo just to save a new one.

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How to add content to Facebook Stories . Step 1: Access the camera. To post a Facebook Story from your Page From a content perspective, this seems to make sense for Facebook .

Facebook wants to encourage people to invest more time decorating Stories, and learned that some people want to re-live or re-share their clips that expire after 24 hours. That's why its built the Archive, a hedge against the potentially short-sighted trend of ephemerality.

On the team's journey to India, they heard that photos and videos aren't always the easiest way to share. If you're camera-shy, have a low-quality camera, or don't have cool scenes to capture, audio posts could get you sharing more. In fact, Facebook started testing voice clips as feed status updates in March. “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. You can also add stickers, text, or doodles" says Hayes. With 22 official languages in India and over 100 spoken, recording voice can often be easier than typing.

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Some users will still hate Stories, which are getting more and more prominence atop Facebook's feed. But Facebook can't afford to retreat here. Stories are social media bedrock -- the most full-screen and immersive content medium we can record and consume with just our phones. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself said that Facebook must make sure that "ads are as good in Stories as they are in feeds. If we don't do this well, then as more sharing shifts to Stories, that could hurt our business." That means Facebook Stories needs India's hundreds of millions of users.

There will always be room for text, yet if people want to achieve an emotional impact, they'll eventually wade into Storytelling. But social networks must remember low-bandwidth users, or we'll only get windows into the developed world.

Snapchat’s redesigned redesign starts rolling out .
Snapchat says it is currently rolling out yet another redesign to its app to iOS users. Snap says the new layout puts Snaps and Chats in chronological order again, and moves Stories from your friends back to the right-hand side of the app. When you open the app, it launches the camera, so you can easily swipe left to access the right-hand screen where you’ll find your friends’ content. Like the previous redesign, your friends’ Stories will still remain separate from branded content. Snap has also added a separate Subscriptions feed so you can search more easily for Stories from popular creators and publishers.

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