Facebook is currently testing a Stories feature, similar to the one present on Snapchat, on its mobile application on iOS and Android. Doesn’t seem like much of a surprise considering Facebook-owned Instagram also introduced its own version of the feature, very much a clone of the one present on Snapchat, last year in August.
This new feature to Facebook has begun testing in Ireland but will roll out to other countries in coming months. The new feature is said to work similarly to Instagram and Snapchat where users will have the ability to share images and videos that will disappear after a time span of 24 hours.
The shared content in Facebook Stories will not be visible on news feed or on user’s timeline and viewers can reply to someone’s story through a direct message.
Last but not least and very unsurprising, you also get to add selfie filters to the videos and images through the feature. Just like on Instagram and Snapchat, the shared Stories will be visible on top of the screen.