Facebook's new features will come to India first

Facebook introduces voice posts, story archive options for users in India

Facebook launches voice posts, two other features from India

Also, an option to let users manually save their Facebook Stories to their camera roll after sharing was already available. Not only does it virtually eliminate the ephemerality that has characterized Stories up to this point, but it incorporates it more closely with Facebook's existing uses. The changes will let you save your photos and videos directly to your account in the Facebook cloud, share voice messages with friends, and archive your favourite Facebook Stories, the report said. These photos and videos will not take up any additional space on the users' smartphones and they will be visible when users log into their Facebook accounts. The feature will be an opt-in addition and users will have the option to either permanently delete these or reshare it again either as a Story or a post at a later date. Facebook will now provide users with an option to turn out Stories Archive in their settings. "We have no news to announce at this time", the company said.

Like the Facebook Camera feature, it saves your posts privately. You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on.

The features will initially be available in India before coming to the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, Facebook is yet to confirm Voice Posts for Stories rollout plans for iOS.




On the question why, Facebook is adding Voice Posts to Stories, the company responded, "We are always working to help people share and connect with their friends and family on Facebook in ways that are authentic to them".

Archiving and saving posts for later should also allow more people to be in the moment, instead of focusing on editing or uploading photos. He adds that "Voice posts give people a new medium through which to express themselves". The pitch, to both publishers and brands, is that its software allows them to create a significant amount of video content with minimal investment of time and money.

You'll need to tap the Archive button (looks like a small clock) that is located in the Stories section above your News Feed. The feature is quite similar to Snapchat's where users can save their photos to the app and is visible only to them. Archived stories will be viewable on the new "Your Archive" section of the Facebook app. So if it can build the Stories feature with these users in mind, Facebook has an even better shot at getting them to become regular users of Stories.

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