FB Stories: The next Snapchat-clone is here – It focuses around Facebook’s in-app camera which allows users to overlay fun filters and add Snapchat-like lenses to their content as well as add visual geo-location tags to their photos and videos
Facebook is yet again offering a new feature that clones Snapchat. Facebook Stories is a feature that puts photos at the top of the mobile app, which disappear after 24 hours.
It focuses around Facebook’s in-app camera which allows users to overlay fun filters and add Snapchat-like lenses to their content as well as add visual geo-location tags to their photos and videos.
In conversation with TechCrunch, Facebook confirmed that Facebook Stories is rolling out to users in Chile, Greece, and Vietnam. Reportedly, the feature was first tested among users in Ireland in January.
Facebook Stories will appear on top of the Facebook Newsfeed. To view the story, users will need to tap a friend’s circle to view the story. To access the camera, users will need to swipe right on Facebook’s mobile app. Once the camera is open, users will be able to record their favourite video or snap a quick photo. Users will be offered a wide range of lenses and filters to embellish the content.
Once your post is created, you can share it by tapping on the arrow icon in the centre of the screen and selecting ‘Your Story’. Lastly, click on the send button in the bottom right of your screen.
This development comes a few days after the same feature was introduced for WhatsApp. However, users worldwide weren’t happy with it and missed the ability to post a status on the messaging app.