How many people are now using Facebook Stories and the cross-posting feature isn't clear; it is clear, though, that many Facebook users aren't interested in Stories given how infrequently they show up (brands aside).
"People are still using the Stories format, and people want an easier way to share Stories across platforms", Facebook said in a statement shared with Business Insider. People will see Stories on their Event and Group pages, as well as atop their News Feed.
Now, when you post something on your Facebook Story, it will also appear on Messenger and vice versa, and the fusion is simply called "Stories".
Facebook has eliminated its Messenger Day feature, a Snapchat clone that isn't even a year old yet.
By combining the features, Facebook is likely hoping to entice more people to use the ephemeral offering.
Meanwhile, Facebook is also launching Facebook Stories for its stripped app for the developing world, Facebook Lite.
The Stories format was originally a unique aspect of Snapchat, which has seen a noticeable decline in user growth since the feature was added to Instagram.
They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet. Now, Facebook Stories will be synced across both platforms, although camera filters will still remain separate.
Support for Facebook Stories in Groups and Events means that users can contribute relevant content in the form of videos and images, with the Story being moderated by the Group/Event administrators.
Update: This post has been updated to clarify Stories from Groups, Events and Pages will not be available in Messenger.
Facebook Stories is getting quite the revamp today. Parent company Snap Inc. has failed to meet Wall Street's expectations in recent quarters and is planning a major redesign of Snapchat for next month to kick-start growth again.