Facebook borrowed the popular Stories feature from its competitor Snapchat, and included it in a form or another to all its platforms. However, it suddenly decided to drop it from Messenger, but it won’t actually disappear. The company decided it would be easier to merge Messenger Day with Facebook Stories, so that everything would be easier.
One single Stories feature will be available both on Facebook and on Messenger
Facebook is constantly trying to win the battle it has with Snapchat, and it thought that one way to do it would be to copy the Stories feature. At first, this was integrated both in Messenger as Messenger Day, and also in the big Facebook app, as Facebook Stories.
This sounded a bit counterintuitive, since the app and the messaging platform go hand in hand. If a person uses one of these apps, it uses the other one as well, or at least that happens most of the times. Therefore, it didn’t make sense to have two separate Stories for one service. This might have caused the feature to be quite unpopular, so Facebook decided to merge the two of them.
Facebook will also drop the Direct feature
The merged feature will be simply called Stories. Once you view a story on Messenger, it will automatically appear as viewed on the main Facebook app as well. However, the features had different filters for each platform, and they will remain separated.
Facebook decided to drop another feature, namely Direct. This option allowed users to reply directly to a Story posted on the Facebook feed, or send a photo taken with the Facebook Camera to only one user. Now, people will have to use Messenger for it.
This decision came after many users complained about having to share a story twice, once in Messenger and once in Facebook. Now, they don’t have to do the same work all over again, as sharing the story once will take it on both platforms.
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