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Facebook now have what they call 
Facebook stories and yes it is exactly whatit sounds like-- a sorta Snapchat ripoff.

An update on the iPhone and Android available beginning today will let you experience the kind of ephemeral content sharing you’re used to seeing in Snapchat right inside your Facebook app.

The update will be available worldwide shortly and will bring three new features to Facebook users, namely; a new feed of ephemeral stories at the top of the News feed, a private messaging feature called Direct, and a redesigned in-app camera that makes all the new stories possible.

According to the 
product manager for Facebook stories Connor Hayes, “The way people create content is changing to be from text to photos and videos,

“This is, in turn, changing the way they’re sharing with one another and interacting online. This is something that Snapchat has really pioneered.” he said.

The new Facebook stories basically the way Snapchat works with images that disappear after 24 hours and the option of filters, text, and other similar gimmicks.

To start a story, you have to swipe right on the News Feed or tap the camera in the top-left corner of the app. Once your creation is done, you can share it with all your friends or just a few friends you choose. 

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