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What’s New This Week
Facebook Releases Facebook Stories in Ireland: Facebook rolled out Facebook Stories in Ireland for the iOS and Android apps, “with plans to bring it to more countries in the coming months.” Similar to the Stories features found on Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook Stories allow users to “share ephemeral photos and videos in a slideshow that disappears 24 hours later.” Stories can be found at the top of the news feed and appear to feature stickers, effects, and more. TechCrunch reports that “Facebook built a similar feature to Stories called Quick Updates and tested it in July, but by August said it wouldn’t launch it.”
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 25, 2017