Just 6 months after launching its Stories feature on Facebook, the company is already testing a way to make them available for desktop users, too.
According to TechCrunch, Facebook is already rolling out the update to selected users. Stories will be found on the top right-hand side, sitting just under the blue ribbon that hosts notifications and friend requests. As with the mobile app, Stories will only be available to view for 24 hours, after which they will vanish forever.
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Stories, as a product has only been around for a year, and it has already been a resounding success among users and brands. Stories on Instagram currently have over 250 million daily active users, way above Snapchat’s 166 million users overall. Moreover, Facebook Inc., has incorporated Stories in its other platforms as well, including the Facebook app and Whatsapp (Status).
It’s not yet clear if Facebook will allow users to capture Stories through their desktop devices. This could of course pose a threat to the whole mobile nature of the feature. However, the functional reconciliation of features on desktop and mobile versions has been a recurring theme among users.
What should we expect next? We’re not sure at this stage, as Facebook has a lot on its plate, especially with its latest hardware ventures. It would make sense though to make a single version of Stories across all platforms, so that users can record only once, but share universally. Seems logical, no?
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