After research, Facebook is now introducing three new features to help its users make better use of the stories feature which include saving photos and videos for later, posting voice posts through stories and archiving stories so that users can relive the memories at a later date.
The most interesting feature is the Cloud Storage for photos and videos taken with the in-built Facebook camera app.
People will now be able to save the photos and videos they capture through the Facebook camera, where only they can see them when they log into their Facebook account. Users can also just take a photo through in-app camera, save it, and post at a time of their convenience.
The next feature that facebook is adding is the ability to create and share audio as a voice post on Facebook Stories. The latest feature lets you save as many photos and videos as you want - without worrying about low storage on your device. "For a lot of people, audio is a very important way for them to express themselves and communicate", said Hayes. The difference between their archives and Facebook's is the latter automatically saves your Stories, so you'll never lose pics you wanted to save.
The tools may persuade people in regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia to use Facebook Stories more often.
After completing the creativity with Voice Posts, you can share them on Facebook Stories or as a post on News Feed. "We have no news to announce at this time", the company said. The Facebook Stories Archive feature lets users save their stories to view, re-live them and share them.
It means that users don't have to type to upload a voice post, making it easier than ever to upload to Facebook Stories.
In terms of availability, Facebook is introducing this option on its Android app only and there is no word on when the company will bring this feature on to its iOS app.
You'll need to tap the Archive button (looks like a small clock) that is located in the Stories section above your News Feed. Further, you can also send one of your archived Stories to your contacts over Messenger.
That, in and of itself, wouldn't be exciting: both Snapchat and Instagram already offer options for saving Stories so they won't disappear. Users will get an option whether they want to archive Stories. These will be rolled out for India first. With the help of this feature, now users can save their stories which value them to the most.