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You Will Soon Be Able to View Instagram Stories on Facebook

What does this mean for Snapchat?

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You Will Soon Be Able to View Instagram Stories on Facebook

What does this mean for Snapchat?

As Instagram Stories and Snapchat continue to battle it out for supremacy, Facebook has just announced that it will also be integrating its own video feature. Fittingly dubbed Facebook Stories, the feature is currently being tested on Facebook’s mobile app. From what we can see in the teaser images, the layout is almost identical to IG Stories — users can share photos and videos that expire after a 24-hour cycle. Unlike Instagram however, the Story element won’t appear in Facebook’s regular News Feed or your profile’s timeline. Here’s what Facebook had to say in an official statement:

The way people share today is different to five or even two years ago — it’s much more visual, with more photos and videos than ever before. We want to make it fast and fun for people to share creative and expressive photos and videos with whoever they want, whenever they want.

With this new introduction, it seems as if Facebook’s crusade against Snapchat will continue to escalate. According to The Next Web, Facebook’s strategy seems to be very effective thus far — Instagram Stories currently boasts roughly 150 million users, which is about the size of Snapchat’s entire user base.

For the time being, Facebook Stories is only being tested by select users in Ireland, but the social media giant promises that the feature will be available in additional countries very soon.

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