Facebook launches three new India-first features, here are the details

  • Facebook launches three new India-first features, here are the details

Facebook launches three new India-first features, here are the details

And now, the social media giant is introducing a host of updates to Facebook Stories which includes features like Stories Archives and Voice Posts among others.

When Facebook rolled out Stories globally in March of 2017, Mark Zuckerberg said he expected Stories would eventually overtake posts in feeds as the most popular way people shared content on Facebook.

Facebook will also allow voice posts, letting people "share in the moment" without having to share a photo or video. Cloud storage for the Facebook Camera is a way to save space on entry-level devices with limited storage space. "You can still find it in your Stories Archive if you have Archive turned on", Facebook explained.

The Voice Post on Stories can be up to 20 seconds and initially, there will be no limit for a voice post that is shared to News Feed, but the recording time is restricted by the local storage on the user's device. The saved clips also mean you can share them when you're in a more connected area if your signal is too poor to upload them right away. Also, these three new features are rolling out to India first, with the rest of the world to follow soon after. This could be helpful for the Indian market, as a large number of spoken dialects makes verbal communication easier than text. These photos will not be saved on the users' phones but will only be accessible on their Facebook account. The new additions are actually based on a trip to India that reportedly showed the Facebook team what would be beneficial to people with less phone storage or slower internet connections.

The feature is located at the top of the page below notifications and above the trending news links. But now Facebook is expanding its creative work ground by enabling people share voice posts on its platform.

Then just a month later, Facebook began testing what it calls "Messenger Day" for some users in Poland, which aims pique the interest of those who have yet to get hooked on its rival, Snapchat.

In terms of availability, Facebook is introducing this option on its Android app only and there is no word on when the company will bring this feature on to its iOS app.

Again, users selfies and videos and add lively filters, effects and masks that vanish within 24 hours.