Facebook Is Testing Instagram’s Implementation of Snapchat Stories

via TechCrunch


Facebook has been on a roll in the quest to duplicate Snapchat’s unique Stories feature. They implemented it on Instagram to great success where it is now being used by over 150 million people monthly and to a degree on Messenger.

It seems that they are not stopping in their quest to put that feature in more of their apps and the latest one is their signature network, Facebook. According to TechCrunch, the company launched Facebook Stories in Ireland on both iOS and Android.

It has been implemented like how you see on Instagram. There is a bar at the top where you can see your friend’s Stories as well as yours. Facebook gave a statement to the publication explaining why they went ahead to implement this feature starting in Ireland.

“Facebook has long been the place to share with friends and family, but the way that people share is changing in significant ways.  The way people share today is different to five or even two years ago — it’s much more visual, with more photos and videos than ever before. We want to make it fast and fun for people to share creative and expressive photos and videos with whoever they want, whenever they want.”

Ireland will not be the only country to have the feature since apparently there are other plans to roll it to other countries in the future. Since Snapchat turned down a reported $3 billion takeover from them, it seems now Facebook is responding by being them and we have to see how this will pan out.


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