Social media giant Facebook has today added a new feature to its service today that will let users share events via Stories. The feature, which is now rolling out globally, lets users add events they are attending to Stories so that they can share it with their friends. This way, interested friends can be a part of the event too. Till now, one could create events on Facebook, and invite his friends to it or to other existing events on the social media platform.
Facebook also sent notifications to users when one of their friends showed an interest in a particular event or marked himself as ‘Going’. However, now things are set to change as when you will go to an event page now, you will see the option of ‘Share to Your Story’ there. Facebook is only rolling out this feature globally after it has been successful in the US, Mexico and Brazil.
We should also mention that the Story format also has an ‘Interested’ button and it is for those who will see the event in their friend’s Story. It will work exactly as it does in the News Feed. Other than this, you can also now send an event as a ‘group message’ to all the users who wish to attend.
According to reports, the new feature has been made for young users on the social media platform. Facebook’s user base has been decreasing as a number of young people on the website have slowly migrated to apps like Instagram and Snapchat.
To recall, Facebook had announced some new features for its ‘Groups’ which help admins to manage their groups in a way that is simpler than earlier. Group admins can now access some post formatting tools that help them inform a group member when they violate rules of the group. They can also now search through membership requests by the names and filter them according to dates.
Facebook will soon also be holding its F8 conference in the next few months and it has opened registrations for the same already. The event is all set to take place in San Jose, California. It will begin on April 30 and go on till May 1.