The future of digital has its sights strongly set on video and one thing for sure is video is the next big thing for the internet.
It’s that same line that saw the rise of video apps growing drastically over the years. Snapchat came giving us something YouTube didn’t and many others. Consequently, Facebook the ‘Chief at copying’ cloned the famous Stories on all its platforms(Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp).
In the latest developments, Facebook is introducing the shameless Snapchat clone that sits above the News Feed on Facebook’s mobile app, to Facebook’s desktop site.
According to TechCrunch, 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 well, which will explain the features purpose, when hovered over with your cursor.
The explanation simply states that Stories consist of photos and video that are visible for 24 hours before they disappear.
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch the Stories launch on desktop is still considered a test, but notes that a wider rollout is expected soon.
The company chose to bring Stories to Facebook, after seeing its success on Instagram, where Stories had debuted in summer 2016.
With the first five months, Instagram Stories soared to 150 million daily users. It now has 250 million daily users, compared with Snapchat’s 166 million. Half of the businesses on Instagram created a story in the past month, Facebook also announced this week, and Instagram’s average usage has climbed to 32 minutes per day for those under 25, and 24 minutes per day for those 25 and up, it said.
The feature arrived on Facebook at the beginning of 2017, initially in Ireland before expanding to other countries, including the U.S
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