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August 4, 2017

Facebook Now Testing Stories on Desktop News Feeds

Facebook is bringing Stories to its desktop site.

Facebook-Direct-e1490718335900Stories on the Web is located on the right side of the page rather than at the top.

A question mark icon can be seen on the Stories section and, if you hover over it with your cursor, it will explain the feature’s purpose.

Like Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, captures your daily photos and videos in a slideshow format. The images are not published to your profile, unless you post them there. Instead, they disappear after 24 hours has elapsed.

You can respond directly to a friend’s story with a direct message as well as add selfie filters or geofilters to photos and videos.

To add to your story, tap the ‘Your Story’ icon in the Stories bar at the top of your News Feed.

Facebook in March released Direct, a tool that offers more customization, for mobile users. there is no word yet on if that is being included in the Web version.

A Facebook spokesperson told Engadget the desktop version of Stories is being tested on a small percentage of people worldwide and, as yet, there is no global launch date.