You may have noticed something new on your Facebook recently?
Facebook introduced Stories, a new feature that allows users share photos and videos that then disappear after 24 hours. Sound Familiar?
Well, If you are a Snapchat user this will be something that you’ve already been doing for some time now.
Similarly, Instagram which was bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, their users will already be familiar with this function.
A function originally created by Snapchat as “Snapchat Stories”, Instagram soon rolled out a similar feature on their app.
This function’s growing popularity has now seen this introduced to our Facebook feeds.
Essentially, a pinching the renowned “Snapchat Stories” idea….
Interestingly, as you may know, Facebook offered $3 billion to buy Snapchat 4 years ago (2013). Snapchat co-founder Evan Speigel (aged 23) rejected, deeming the company worthy of a better offer.
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So, back to Facebook. Now while broadcasting live, we can also publish our stories and see what our friends have been doing for the last 24hrs. With its camera effects you have the option to add filters or icons to your pictures or videos.
Facebook is evolving – Embrace it!