Facebook Introduces Voice Posts, a Stories Archive, and Cloud Storage by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is adding three new features which include a new type of post, an archive of stories, and the ability to save photos and videos in the cloud.These new features will first be rolled out in India, before making their way to the rest of the world soon after. Facebook’s new voice posts will allow users to create audio-only messages. This option will be available while using the app’s built-in camera.Following in Instagram’s footsteps, Facebook will soon allow users to

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7 Tips for Making Your Instagram Stories Stand Out

It’s hard to imagine anything easier than posting a story on Instagram. After all, it only takes a few seconds and three taps to take a photo or video and immediately share it on your profile. Especially as Stories are often seen as the unpolished antidote to many users’ curated Instagram feeds.But there’s more to Instagram Stories than meets the eye. When used properly, they are an incredible tool for driving engagement with your followers, building connections with other users,

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Instagram to Feature Carousel Ads in Stories by @MattGSouthern

A new ad unit is coming to Instagram stories, as advertisers can now feature up to three pieces of media per stories ad.Stories ads will display multiple pieces of media in a carousel-style format, similar to stories you would see posted by any of your Instagram contacts. Users can tap through, swipe back and forth or pause the content.Previously, Instagram stories ads were limited to either one photo or one video. Now they can feature either three of the same

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Instagram Introduces Type Mode for Text-Based Stories by @MattGSouthern

Instagram continues to build on its popular stories feature with an update geared toward text-only stories.Now stories can be published without a photo or video. Type mode allows users to create messages using a variety of typefaces and backgrounds.Type mode can be accessed from the camera screen with an option under the record button reading “Type.” Simply select type mode and write a message.From there, different text styles can be selected from the top of the screen. Text styles include

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Facebook merges Messenger Day with its core Stories feature

Facebook has integrated Messenger Day and Facebook Stories, making it easier when posting (if anyone ever does) Stories on these platforms.Now, when you post something on your Facebook Story, it will also appear on Messenger and vice versa, and the fusion is simply called “Stories.” The company has four variations of Stories on its different networks: Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger Day.The idea remains the same: users can post images or videos which disappear after 24-hours. Each app will still

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