Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Facebook Kills Messenger Day, Merges it with Facebook Stories

Theresa Hayes | 14 November, 2017, 09:09

All replies from Stories (via Facebook and via Messenger), and Facebook Camera messages will be sent through Messenger instead.

Social media giant Facebook announced the roll-out of a consolidated stories feature for all those part of the "events" and "groups" pages on the platform.

Facebook has shuttered its standalone Snapchat clone for Messenger.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook will kill off the Messenger Day brand, and merge the feature with Facebook Stories. How many people are now using Facebook Stories and the cross-posting feature isn't clear; it is clear, though, that many Facebook users aren't interested in Stories given how infrequently they show up (brands aside). The company says this will make it easier for users to share content across both services, while also noting that some people were already under the impression that stories posted to Messenger were also posted to Facebook.

Facebook has also recently introduced collaborative Stories to events. Well, put quite simply: Stories are now a tool that can be used to share personal experiences with groups, events, or pages - and they allow friends, family, or individuals with similar interests to collaborate on a communal snapshot of what an event or day in the life looked like not just to one person but to many.

Facebook is bringing a major overhaul in the Facebook Stories feature. Facebook page administrators will have the ability to post Stories to their followers as well in the coming months. Gone are the days of tediously reuploading your Story on each and every platform and app on your phone; you can now choose to upload your Story to both Facebook and Messenger at the very same time, or have your Instagram story instantly appear across all your feeds. Now that Messenger and Facebook Stories are connected, Facebook is hoping the feature will cause less confusion around when people should post in the different apps.

Despite being a blatant copy of Snapchat's Stories, Facebook has actually seen huge traction with its own version.