Facebook Stories Now Available To Users In Chile, Greece And Vietnam

Facebook Stories, which allows users to post photos that disappear after 24 hours through the site’s mobile app, is now available to users in Chile, Greece and Vietnam.

The feature, which is part of an initiative to integrate Snapchat’s main features into Facebook’s mobile app, is not yet available to all of the social media site’s users. According to TechCrunch, it has only been tested among users in Ireland since January before expanding to these three additional countries. There’s no word on when it will be coming to the United States.

This announcement comes on the heels of the launch of Facebook’s Messenger Day, a feature on its Messenger chat app that lets people share personal video diaries and decorated photos that disappear after 24 hours with a select group of contacts. Messenger Day takes the best parts of Snapchat while adding in its own unique features.

Facebook’s mobile app accounts for most of the 1.7 billion people who use the site on their mobile devices each month. Its introduction of Snapchat features has been met with mixed results, although it has had some success with Instagram Stories. The feature has reached 150 million daily users, which is the same size as Snapchat. In addition, TechCrunch notes that Instagram Stories has also stolen users and high-profile influencers from Snapchat.

Facebook had no comment on the expansion of Facebook Stories at the time of publication.


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