Facebook Inc (FB) "Stories" Are Completely Failing To Catch On

08 September, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Randy Kelley
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Facebook is now testing a feature that'll enable Instagram users to share their Stories as native Facebook Stories.

In an attempt to make Stories popular on Facebook, the social media network is now relying on Instagram to see if it can help get the feature to finally stick.

YouTube, which saw both its user base and the portion getting news there grow in 2017, is now the second most common social media site for news.

Facebook first introduced Instagram Stories in the summer of 2016 as a direct attack on Snapchat's identically-named format, which shows photos and videos shared in chronological order for 24 hours. Interestingly, no content travels the other direction.

Facebook has copied Snapchat's main feature for its main app, Messenger and Instagram earlier this year.

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However it seems that Mark Zuckerberg wants its users to view stories on its main and initial App, Facebook.

"We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you", the Instagram spokesperson said. In a statement, an Instagram spokesperson confirmed the test, but declined to share more about the company's plans.

Facebook and Instagram are still testing this new feature out, and there really is no information when exactly this will become a permanent thing. Even if that is not the case, the move still shows the desperate measures Facebook is taking to push its stories feature forward.

As pointed out by Matt Navara on Twitter, Facebook has started testing Instagram Stories on Facebook.

The Verge calls the test quite sad and desperate, as if Facebook is doing everything it can to goad audiences into using Stories on its own platform.

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