Facebook and Messenger will now share the same Stories

Facebook is killing Messenger Day and consolidating it with Facebook Stories

It's About to Get a Whole Lot Easier to Use Stories For Everything You Do on Facebook

Facebook described the change in a recent post under its Messenger account, saying that Messenger Day and Facebook Stories will be merged via a new "experience" it simply calls Stories. Just a month ago, the company started testing a useful tool that allows you to cross-post Stories from Instagram to Facebook.

The fact that has Facebook four distinct Snapchat-like offerings for its main social network, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp can be pretty confusing.

"We needed to make it easier for people to share Stories across different apps". Along with this change, Facebook is also killing private ephemeral messaging feature Direct. You can make your post public, visible to both Facebook and Messenger friends or visible to Facebook friends only. "We've learned a lot since we launched Stories on Facebook in March", he said. Some people actually thought these experiences were already connected.

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One thing though, while Facebook will focus on AR masks and effects, its sister app Messenger, will focus on adding captions and stylized text inviting friends to hang out.

Support for Facebook Stories in Groups and Events means that users can contribute relevant content in the form of videos and images, with the Story being moderated by the Group/Event administrators. "If you are attending a party or going to a big concert with a lot of people, you want to see that event from multiple angles". The new feature allows members to contribute Stories that can only be viewed by the members of the group or event, a ideal feature for private functions such as parties, and weddings. "We feel like it would make sense". People will see stories on their Event and Group pages, as well as atop their News Feed.

It has become a tradition for Facebook to rejig things once in a while, and this one didn't come as a surprise to me.

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