Facebook introduces Stories to their app with expiring stories and camera effects

Facebook introduces Stories to their app with expiring stories and camera effects

Previously, Facebook has added a Stories feature to WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger - now it's in the main Facebook app.

Facebook has integrated a Snapchat-like feature on its app.

You might also notice the new camera icon next to the search bar on the app. Tap on it to try the new camera app Facebook's created, complete with effects, filters, masks, and more.

Facebook's additionally tied-up with movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Despicable Me 3, and Wonder Woman to create custom masks. The social network's latest batch of Snapchat features include Stories, the ability to share photos and videos directly with someone for a limited time and camera effects for its new in-app camera. Check out Facebook Stories, which lets you share on top of your news feed a multitude of videos and photos, which will disappear after 24 hours.

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Finally, Direct is essentially Snapchat's core functionality redux: Facebook users can send direct messages, photos and videos to friends that disappear immediately after they're opened. Facebook Stories will appear at the top of your News Feed. Once the conversation on the photo or video ends, the content is no longer visible in Direct. With the roll out of Direct, Facebook has seemingly lifted all of Snapchat's major features, but is that enough? And just like Snapchat, these stories will be viewable for 24 hours.

Facebook is obsessed with the Story feature and here is another proof.

When users send a photo or video via Direct, their friends will be able to view it once and replay it or write a reply.

Expect the new features to hit the app stores in the coming days. Stories can be found atop the News Feed, but can also be published to a user's timeline. Furthermore, the new Facebook mobile app camera effects feature will also incorporate creative effects from the likes of visual artists such as Hattie Stewart and Douglas Coupland.

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