Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India

Todd Singleton
May 17, 2018

With this feature users will now have the ability to save photos and videos that you click through the Facebook camera app. The changes will let you save your photos and videos directly to your account in the Facebook cloud, share voice messages with friends, and archive your favourite Facebook Stories, the report said.

Facebook will also allow voice posts, letting people "share in the moment" without having to share a photo or video. With the archive, stories are automatically saved after expired; users can still access privately to their clips, either to check them or to re-share them on their News Feed. The latest feature lets you save as many photos and videos as you want - without worrying about low storage on your device. Voice posts, which are also being introduced, give people a new medium through which they can express themselves. Up until now, users could now share images and videos on Facebook. This new feature will be present as a new mode in the Facebook Camera. Besides making Stories more appealing to those who don't have much storage to spare, it also makes it easier for people who share devices with family members, according to Facebook.

Saving Facebook Stories to your smartphone.

Though the waving of the phone could not be avoided, this new feature will certainly reduce the time of waiting before you can actually start to enjoy your meal.

Facebook is interestingly bringing its Voice Posts feature first to Facebook Lite users, though Android users on the regular Facebook app will see its availability in the coming months. Users can go back and view these Stories at any time, or choose to reshare them as a post or story.

Facebook introduces voice posts, story archive options for users in India

Stories is a feature that lets people create sort of montage of their photos and videos that stay on top of news feed on top of the Facebook app for 24 hours.

In the coming weeks, Facebook will roll out an archive for people to save the stories most important to them. "You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on", explains Hayes.

Of course, Stories will not be the only way of sharing content, as text options will still be available. "You will be asked if you want to archive your Stories, and you will need to tap "OK". Under this feature, the stories are archived after they disappear after 24 hours.

Facebook hasn't released any user numbers for its Stories product, which launched in mid-2017, beyond saying that the figures are "encouraging".

It makes sense that these new features are rolling out to India first, as they appear to mostly be geared towards developing markets where flagship smartphones are either unaffordable or non-existent.

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