Facebook and Messenger will now share the same Stories


Across its four main properties — Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp — Facebook had a Stories feature within all of them, independent of each other.

According to TechCrunch, there are certain smaller changes on way too along with the other changes like the new privacy setting relating the visibility of the stories and the introduction of Facebook Stories for its stripped-down application-Facebook Lite, widely famous in nations like Mexico, India, and the Philippines.

They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet.

In order to get a better sense of these changes, I spoke with Facebook Project Manager Connor Hayes and Messenger Project Manager Paulina Bozek, who walked me through what we can all expect when the new experience rolls out on November 13. You can make your post public, visible to both Facebook and Messenger friends or visible to Facebook friends only. Someone in the company must have realized that, because it's making things just a bit less puzzling by merging Facebook Stories and Messenger Day. Initially, they could only view the Stories. Having separate versions for Facebook and Messenger made no sense anyway and might be one of the reasons why they're nowhere near as successful as their counterpart on Instagram.

Facebook product manager Connor Hayes tells me the features "Give multiple people the opportunity to tell a Story from multiple different angles". This means that Facebook no longer has a disappearing messaging option. However, Stories from those spots won't be available in Messenger. People will see Stories on their Event and Group pages, as well as atop their News Feed. "Anyone who is interested in or attending that event will be able to contribute to the Story of what's going on with that event in real time".

As it continues to try to grow its Snapchat competitor, Facebook today announced that it is launching support for Stories in Groups and Events.

What we can take away from all these changes, ultimately, is that Stories is being positioned as an integral part of the way that Facebook works.