Facebook Story and Messenger Day, which were two seperate counterparts of the same function, are finally getting merged. According to TechCrunch, Facebook announced a number of features for the Facebook Stories feature.
So, if you post a Story on Facebook, it will automatically be shown on Messenger and vice versa, and so is the marking of views.
Facebook Story and Messenger Day were never as popular as the other forms of stories on platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. The social networking giant said that Messenger Day had 70 million daily active users in September, which is 230 million less than Instagram Stories. Facebook plans to simplify its stories offering in hopes of increasing the number of users and giving posts more exposure. Merging the two formats is a great move, as you don’t have to post the same story twice anymore.
Facebook has also announced that it’s launching collaborative Stories for Groups and Events. The new feature allows users to collectively contribute to a Facebook Story for an event like a birthday party, wedding, meetup, etc.
The company also plans to bring the feature to the data friendly Facebook Lite. Initially, users will only be able to view stories but will also be able to post them later.
Additionally, Facebook is killing the private ephemeral messaging feature Direct and will route all replies to Stories and Facebook Camera messages through Messenger from now on.