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

The Facebook Camera will allow users to save their shots online

The Facebook Camera will allow users to save their shots online

The voice post feature will let users post audio notes in the same way as they do for stories.

The third new feature that Facebook has developed first for its users in India is the Stories Archive that, as its name suggests, lets you archive your Facebook Stories to reshare or re-post them on the social network.

But free (and apparently unlimited) photo storage and automatic archiving bridge the gap between ephemeral sharing and Facebook's more typical posts. When using the Facebook camera, users will be able to save the photos and videos they capture, where only they can see them when they log into their Facebook account. Facebook Stories, with similar characteristics than Instagram, came to the rescue to enable users to share their pictures in a fast and effective manner.

Your Voice Posts on Stories will not be stored until you have archived the Story. They can also be saved and shared later. This will be saved on their Facebook account and not their phone storage.

"After a photo disappears from a story, you can still re-view it, re-live it and re-share it", Hayes said. Facebook's Connor Hayes, Director of Product Management, showcased the new features to members of the media in India via a video conference. 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.

"We are always working on ways to improve the experience of viewing Stories on all types of connections, and have been investing here - especially on our FB Lite app".

Facebook Stories archive
Facebook Stories archive

Tech Crunch When you want to add an Emoji to a Facebook post or comment, you have a limited selection of choices. Voice posts are audio-only clips that you record when posting a Story or upload as a file, along with a photo that was taken previously.

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.

It's not exactly a trade secret that the best things about both Facebook's and Instagram's Stories were copied from Snapchat. However, if users want to reach more people with their thought, Stories will gradually be the way to go. "You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on", Facebook explained. This is the first time it is launching product updates from the Indian market.

The feature is located at the top of the page below notifications and above the trending news links.

Have you ever been about to enjoy a tasty brunch out with friends, just to have your Insta buddy ask you not to touch anything before he/she makes a Story out of it?

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