Friday, 15 December, 2017

Facebook Tests Snapchat Stories-Like Quick Updates; Won't Roll It Out

Facebook was trying to roll out “Quick Updates” feature but failed! Find what report says Facebook Messenger celebrates 1 bn monthly active users
Garry Little | 24 July, 2016, 09:19

New leaked screenshots by the tech website Mashable hints at a new feature for group messaging that lets groups of friends privately share photos and other updates, which disappears after 24 hours. The updates are automatically deleted after 24 hours from the Snapchat servers.

In the past, Facebook has repeatedly flirted with Snapchat-style functions, both in the form of test features on Messenger, and via its unsuccessful standalone apps, in particular Slingshot.

In a test run given to some Facebook users some time ago, the social media site unveiled a new feature called "Quick Updates".

Snapchat could have become a very different app if Facebook's proposed $3 billion buyout had come to fruition in 2013.

Facebook was the most hip thing when it debuted in 2003, because there was no fulfilling online social experience around, but fast-track to 2016 - the Internet is filled with social media giants like insane. You then move on to a dark-themed screen, which will act as the home-screen for your quick updates. The personalized sharing disappears after 24 hours. The company tried to buy out Snapchat for almost $3 billion, but the deal didn't go through, and Facebook eventually ended up buying WhatsApp Messenger. However, yet there is no response from Snapchat found regarding this feature coping matter. It is however making a push for including as many features as it can into its core app (in-short, cluttering it), even though it might not make sense to others.

According to TechCrunch, the latest attempt to boost personal sharing via Quick Updates won't actually be rolling out to users because the interface was not attractive enough. Facebook has since dedicated a team of experts to fight this problem. "We don't have any plans to launch it more broadly", a Facebook spokesperson said. Take Quick Updates, the social network's take on Snapchat Stories.

"We often conduct small tests of new feature concepts, and this particular experience was an old test feature that was shown to some people".

As mentioned earlier, if the feature is available to you there will be a smiley face icon at the top right corner of the app, regardless of the OS you are using. From there, you can add friends to groups so you can see each other's updates.

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