Facebook Rolling Out Stories Archive, Cloud Storage And Audio Posts

Laverne Mann
May 17, 2018

Stories archive Similar to Instagram's archive, Facebook now allows users to save their Stories even after 24 hours.

Will your Facebook Story with Voice Posts use more data?

Three of the new features on the online social media and networking service, Facebook, will be coming to India before they roll to the rest of the world. After taking a picture, the app will ask you if you want to save your pictures on the cloud, rather than on your device and users can only see their photos and videos after they have logged in to the app.

Having added an option for audio in Facebook Camera, users can now exchange voice messages as "Voice Posts".

Facebook is launching a slew of updates to its Stories feature. The app is also adding the ability to share audio messages to Stories.

The big new change for Stories will be the option to save photos and videos for later. Now, it looks like the company may have a new strategy to do just that.

Facebook is bringing a bunch of new features to its Stories. 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.

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Unfortunately, Facebook is yet to confirm Voice Posts for Stories rollout plans for iOS.

Archiving and saving posts for later should also allow more people to be in the moment, instead of focusing on editing or uploading photos. "For a lot of people, audio is a very important way for them to express themselves and communicate", said Hayes.

The voice post feature is limited to 20 seconds. "People thus want to keep these works of art and keep them for a longer time than a day", he added.

It means that users don't have to type to upload a voice post, making it easier than ever to upload to Facebook Stories. "You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on", explains Hayes. Facebook will also provide a disable Stories Archive option to stop Facebook from saving your old stories. You can go back and view these Stories at any time, or choose to reshare them as a post or story.

"After a photo disappears from a story, you can still re-view it, re-live it and re-share it", Hayes said.

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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