Facebook is copying what Messenger and Instagram has copied from Snapchat
The way people share today is different to five or even two years ago — it’s much more visual, with more photos and videos than ever before. We want to make it fast and fun for people to share creative and expressive photos and videos with whoever they want, whenever they want. We’ve been testing a new camera and the new Direct feature in Ireland since last fall, and Stories is another example of how we’re helping people share the way they want to.
It is certainly known that the Stories has been a huge success on Instagram, with 150 million people using it in the five months since its debut, not to forget the Messenger’s story-like ‘My Day’ feature, which also attracted a numerous fans already.
With all that being said, it will likely be a while before you get to try out Stories on Facebook. It’s currently limited to a test in Ireland – and will likely be brought to more countries in the coming months.