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

Posted May 17, 2018

Facebook is bringing three new features which include voice posts, an archive of stories, and the ability to save photos and videos in the cloud. We asked Facebook if voice posts were coming to Instagram - they'd fit in nicely with the text updates feature. The changes are mostly created to give users more ways to save photos and videos directly on Facebook.

Only the user can see photos that are saved to Facebook's Camera and stored on the cloud. Specifically, it's adding an archive for Stories posts, so you can save the ones you like to a permanent gallery. With the help of this feature, now users can save their stories which value them to the most. The feature is now available for Facebook Lite users while Android users will see the feature in coming weeks. Not only does it virtually eliminate the ephemerality that has characterized Stories up to this point, but it incorporates it more closely with Facebook's existing uses.

"People around the world are using Stories to keep up with their friends throughout the day".

"We are always working on ways to improve the experience of viewing Stories on all types of connections, and have been investing here - especially on our FB Lite app".

Now, you can save your photos on Facebook and share them later. While users will be able to share 20 seconds long voice posts in Facebook Stories, no such limit has been set on voice posts shared in the News Feed. Facebook says this will be private to the user, through traditionally Stories disappear after 24 hours.

For Facebook, the future is all about Stories. However, if users want to reach more people with their thought, Stories will gradually be the way to go. Archived stories will be viewable on the new "Your Archive" section of the Facebook app. This is the first time it is launching product updates from the Indian market.

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Saving isn't the only area where Facebook is making tweaks to Stories, though.

Facebook appears to be strengthening its focus on the Stories platform as it appears the communication method shows no signs of becoming any less popular. Facebook claims the audio posts has been built keeping data restrictions in mind and is optimised for low data/network conditions.

These creations can be saved or posted to the Instagram feed, where they will become permanent like normal Instagram videos.