Facebook Rolls Out Stories To Desktop As Part Of Pilot Test

Facebook is Rolling out Stories Feature to Desktop Users

According to a report in TechCrunch on Thursday, "Stories" feature on the desktop site is located on the right side, and a small question mark icon appears in the "Stories" module which explains the feature's goal, when hovered over with your cursor. However, in the desktop version, the "Stories" feature will probably be located on the right-hand corner of the News Feed. Here, the Stories feature is no longer at the top of the page, but is instead off to the right side, where it's at least a bit less intrusive.

TechCrunch says there is a small question mark in the Stories section that explains what the feature is all about.

Stories are photos and videos that are shared by users but disappear after 24 hours.

With the first five months, Instagram Stories soared to 150 million daily users. Messenger also has Messenger Day that is similar to Stories.


Although Instagram Stories have been a huge hit, WhatsApp Status - a story-like feature on the messaging service - as well as Stories feature on Facebook failed to garner much response. That's led to the format being broadly adopted across the industry.

Facebook initially introduced stories to Facebook app back in March this year. It even tried a Stories-like feature in WhatsApp.

Facebook isn't giving up on Stories, the Snapchat clone no one seems to be using. Facebook is looking to feature stories on desktop, so good luck trying to avoid them. However, we are aware of users seeing the module outside the U.S.

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