Facebook and Messenger will now share the same Stories

Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

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". While Instagram's Stories feature is doing quite well, Facebook's has struggled to attract users. The company has four variations of Stories on its different networks: Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger Day.

Facebook product manager Connor Hayes tells me the features "Give multiple people the opportunity to tell a Story from multiple different angles".

While Facebook is streamlining many facets of Stories, there is one thing it is adding: collaborative Stories for events.

Support for Facebook Stories in Groups and Events means that users can contribute relevant content in the form of videos and images, with the Story being moderated by the Group/Event administrators.

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The changes to Facebook Stories comes at a critical point for the company: Snapchat is expected to unveil a major overhaul of its app sometime soon to make the design a lot less confusing, and there's a decent chance of Snap succeeding at bringing its dying chatting app back to life.

"People are still using the Stories format, and people want an easier way to share Stories across platforms", Facebook said in a statement shared with Business Insider.

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

The Stories feature is also now available in the simplified Facebook Lite app for people without access to high-speed internet service. According to TechCrunch, not only will Stories between Messenger Day and Facebook be consolidated as of today, but Facebook is also getting rid of Direct, an ephemeral messaging feature.

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