Facebook Stories

  • Facebook is creating a news section in Watch to feature breaking news

    Facebook is creating a news section in Watch to feature breaking news

    Facebook is going to create a new news section in its video streaming platform Facebook Watch to feature breaking news stories. The move, which Campbell Brown, the company’s year-old head of news partnerships, announced onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, is part of a broader evolution of Facebook’s news strategy. Read More

  • Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

    Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

    Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins. In essence, these collaborative Stories will work like a private hashtag so multiple people can add content but only those involved can see it. Read More

  • Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

    Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

    Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either Facebook or Messenger will appear in both apps, and viewing will be synced, too. Read More

  • Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories

    Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories

    Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll – even if they’re older than 24 hours. The limitation in place previously seemed designed to encourage Stories to be more of a repository for spur of the moment sharing (as well as a more accurate copy of the original Snapchat product), but Instagram seems to… Read More

  • Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town

    Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town

    No one’s posting to Facebook Stories. Only eight of my 2,800 friends have Stories up right now, and three came from the new “cross-post from Instagram Stories” feature. It’s slow adoption for a feature cloned from Snapchat that’s proven wildly popular elsewhere, and lives prominently at the top of perhaps the world’s most-used app. Read More

  • Instagram Stories launches cross-posting to Facebook Stories

    Instagram Stories launches cross-posting to Facebook Stories

    Facebook Stories might not be a ghost town for long. After testing in Portugal last month, TechCrunch spotted the option to syndicate your Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories appearing to US users. Now Facebook confirms this feature is officially rolling out, and everyone should have it soon if not already. The only exception is businesses, since they’re not allowed on Facebook… Read More

  • Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook

    Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook

    To boost the popularity of Stories, Facebook could turn to its photo-centric sister app. In a new feature test first spotted by the Next Web’s Matt Navarra and Twitter user @mruiandre, some users are seeing an option to share Instagram Stories directly to the main Facebook app. Instagram has since confirmed that the feature is indeed in testing. Read More

  • Facebook boosts snubbed Stories Camera with Live, GIF & text sharing

    Facebook boosts snubbed Stories Camera with Live, GIF & text sharing

    Despite the tepid reception for Facebook Stories, the social network is doubling down on its full-screen Camera feature. Today Facebook added the ability to go Live, shoot two-second GIFs and share full-screen text posts on colored background from Facebook Camera, which lets you share to Facebook Stories, Direct messaging and the traditional News Feed. Read More

  • Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

    Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

    Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – is appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, alongside other options, like the… Read More

  • Facebook begins testing Stories on the desktop

    Facebook begins testing Stories on the desktop

    Great news, folks. Facebook Stories, the shameless Snapchat clone that sits above the News Feed on Facebook’s mobile app, is now rolling out to Facebook’s desktop site. Here, the Stories feature is no longer at the top of the page, but is instead off to the right side, where it’s at least a bit less intrusive. A small question mark icon appears in the Stories module, as… Read More

  • Facebook Stories unlocks public sharing

    Facebook Stories unlocks public sharing

    Facebook could jumpstart its Snapchat clone by letting social media stars and public figures post Stories publicly. When Facebook Stories launched globally in March, you could only share to all your friends or a subset of them. Now if you allow public followers, you can post your Story publicly so anyone can watch. Read More

  • Facebook Stories looks like an ill-fitting mask

    Facebook Stories looks like an ill-fitting mask

    Facebook has finally capped off its strategy of cloning Snapchat’s USP by slotting a camera-first, ephemeral multimedia sharing feature into its entire social sharing estate. Read More

  • Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Snapchat all the things! Facebook’s plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook app. You can now share stories with your Facebook friends and see what your friends have been up to for the past 24 hours. At the top of the Facebook app, you’ll see rounded profile pictures representing stories… Read More

  • Crunch Report | AppDynamics Acquired for $3.7 Billion

    Cisco acquires AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Facebook launches a Snapchat story clone in its app in Ireland, Amazon owns more of its shipping logistics, Apple isnt giving up on India, and Apple hires Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Facebook Stories puts a Snapchat clone above the News Feed

    Facebook Stories puts a Snapchat clone above the News Feed

    Instagram put a dent in Snapchat by placing its own version of Snapchat Stories atop its feed, and now Facebook is doing the same. Today Facebook launched Facebook Stories in Ireland on iOS and Android, with plans to bring it to more countries in the coming months. The feature lets you share ephemeral photos and videos in a slideshow that disappears 24 hours later. The little circles to… Read More