Facebook introduced the Group Stories feature about nine months ago and it’s about to be being shut down later this week. This feature allows Facebook group members and administrators to post photos and videos that disappeared after 24 hours. Despite enjoying popularity on individual Facebook profiles and Instagram, Stories failed to do well on Groups.
The news came on Friday and Facebook also confirmed the saying:
“We’re sunsetting group stories because we want to make sure that features in groups enable people to connect in fun and useful ways, and we’re always looking at ways to improve the overall experience for communities on Facebook.”
The social media company will shut down Group Stories on Thursday 26, 4pm local time and users will not be able to post any new Group Stories. Existing ones will also be deleted on Thursday.
Facebook is killing Stories in Groups!
The feature will be removed from ALL groups on Sept 26
Source: Facebook pic.twitter.com/vfMUf14hyJ
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 20, 2019
Stories boast having over 500 million daily active users across each Facebook app including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp Status. Snapchat which launched the Stories feature now has about 190 million active users.
I doubt anyone will miss Group Stories but I may be wrong.