Facebook merges Stories and Messenger Day

Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can't match in a bid to boost usage.

Facebook has also introduced collaborative Stories for Events. Someone in the company must have realized that, because it's making things just a bit less puzzling by merging Facebook Stories and Messenger Day. You'll be able to post a Story to either Messenger or Facebook and your Facebook friends and the people you chat with on Messenger will be able to see that Story.

"They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet", said Connor Hayes, Facebook's product manager, as quoted by TechCrunch.

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Facebook is bringing a major overhaul in the Facebook Stories feature. Facebook then chose to launch a similar feature to its main app called Facebook Stories, then to WhatsApp called Status, as well as on its Messenger app called Messenger Day.

In order to get a better sense of these changes, I spoke with Facebook Project Manager Connor Hayes and Messenger Project Manager Paulina Bozek, who walked me through what we can all expect when the new experience rolls out on November 13.

To encourage people to contribute to a story, an open bubble will appear atop the News Feed for events happening during that time, provided the user is RSVP'd for it.

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The latest update comes along with a host of other additions to the platform.

Support for Facebook Stories in Groups and Events means that users can contribute relevant content in the form of videos and images, with the Story being moderated by the Group/Event administrators.

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. "If you are attending a party or going to a big concert with a lot of people, you want to see that event from multiple angles".

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