Last year, Facebook introduced a Snapchat-like Stories feature to its Instagram app. It was a huge success with many users posting 24-hour stories to their Instagram. Facebook then decided to launch a similar feature to its main app called Facebook Stories, then to WhatsApp called Status, as well as on its Messenger app called Messenger Day. Sadly though, the 24-hours disappearing option isn’t as popular on these apps, which is why Facebook has decided to kill off its Messenger Day, and replacing it with its existing Facebook Stories instead.
According to TechCrunch, Facebook will kill off the Messenger Day brand, and merge the feature with Facebook Stories. This means that you can still post 24-hour disappearing stories on your Facebook Messenger, however, it will be synced with Facebook Stories. Views on both platforms will be synced as well.
That’s not all, along with the new changes, Facebook is also killing off its Facebook Direct disappearing message feature. All replies from Stories (via Facebook and via Messenger), and Facebook Camera messages will be sent through Messenger instead. This means that Facebook no longer has a disappearing messaging option.
Finally, Facebook is also launching a new collaborative Facebook Stories for Groups and Events. The new feature allows members to contribute Stories that can only be viewed by the members of the group or event, a perfect feature for private functions such as parties, and weddings.
Facebook has been working hard on improving its 24-hour disappearing stories. Just last month, Facebook started to roll out the option for users to share their Instagram Stories into Facebook Stories. With this latest update, this means that you can share the same Stories from Instagram to Facebook, as well as on Messenger.