Story features have recently been added to Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, all showing clear inspiration from Snapchat’s original idea.
And now the social network looks to be introducing a stories feature to the Facebook app’s News Feed.
Above the “What’s on your mind?” status bar, Facebook will now display small circular images of users’ friends who have uploaded a Story.
All the user has to do is tap one of these icons to view that person’s Story, which is a compilation of photos and short videos that people create in the app.
Facebook offers filters and drawing/editing capabilities, and users can also choose to send Stories to individual friends, or make it public to all of their Facebook connections.
All content will be visible for just 24 hours before disappearing and users can reply to their friends’ Stories by tapping on any given photo or video uploaded to the feature.
Facebook said: “Facebook has long been the place to share with friends and family, but the way that people share is changing in significant ways.
“The way people share today is different to five or even two years ago — it’s much more visual, with more photos and videos than ever before.
“We want to make it fast and fun for people to share creative and expressive photos and videos with whoever they want, whenever they want.”
Facebook’s new Stories feature was initially launched for users in Ireland, however the company appears to be expanding the test to other countries.
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