How to Use Facebook Stories Function

Facebook have recently introduced a similar function like Snapchat stories. Facebook users now can take a short duration video and put on filters and frames to the video and post it on a story mode for your friends to see. The stories will disappear within 24 hours.

Facebook have however denied that copy this from Snapchat but instead it included this function due to needs and demands of Facebook growing audiences. I believe the introduction of this function is critical for Facebook to capture the millennials and younger age group as this feature proves to be popular among Snapchat younger generation of users.

So, if you have not use the stories function just yet, here are the steps by steps on how you can start rocking your Facebook status with cool short videos and images.

Step 1

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Open your Facebook app in your mobile phone and tap the camera icon above. Remember that this function only works with your Facebook app in your mobile phone and not using your desktop. You can also swipe your fingers to the left to enter the Facebook camera mode.

Step 2

In the camera mode, tap at the red button at the bottom of your screen. Tap once to capture still images and hold on to capture video. You can only record up to 20 seconds of video. You can choose to select your front or rear camera. For your information, Snapchat can capture 10 seconds and Instagram is 15 seconds.

Step 3

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Once you have recorded a video or capture an image, you can start putting on the filters and special effect. Tap at wand looking icon at the bottom. Try out each of the filter to get the feel and select the suitable filters you can use for the video or images. You can also add text to your video and image. You can swipe up and down to choose your favourite filters. It capture the last eight that you used before.

Step 4

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Once you are satisfied with the selected filters and special effects, press the icon arrow below to proceed updating your status or stories.

Step 5

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Facebook gives you the option either share your post in your normal Facebook timeline, in your story mode or send it direct to your friends. If you select the story mode, the post will be visible to your friends for up to 24 hours before it disappears.

So, there you have it. The step by step to use the new Facebook camera features or also known as the story mode. Be sure also to check our previous post on how to get more likes on Facebook.

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