Gary Vee had told us that “2018 will be the year of voice.” He was referring to Alexa, Google Home, and other smart home speakers, but it seems Facebook heard him as well, as the platform is gearing up to introduce voice posts for Stories.
Facebook is bringing a bunch of new features to its Stories. For example, you will soon be able to save photos and videos that are taken by Facebook Camera, on Facebook; and not only on your phone. The most important as far as I am concerned is the return of “voice posts.”
Facebook tested voice clips as Status Updates back in March, but now the company chose to bring the voice feature to Stories, instead of News Feed. Voice posts are audio-only clips that you record when posting a Story or upload as a file, along with a photo that was taken previously.
All of these new features, including voice posts, are already available for users in India, with Facebook planning a global rollout “shortly after.”
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. Seeing how successful Instagram has become with this format, proves Mark was probably right about that one.