Facebook, voice posts and cloud storage for photos and videos are coming

New features coming for Facebook's more than 2 billion users. The social network is about to introduce voice posts and a service to save photos in the cloud

In recent weeks, Facebook has been in the news more for the violation of user privacy by third-party applications (see the Cambridge Analytica case) than for anything else, but in fact Mark Zuckerberg s social media is preparing to implement several new features. 

Initially, the new tools will be made available only for Indian users, and then they will be released also in the rest of the world over the next few weeks. Among the new features that will interest passionate Facebook users the most are definitely voice posts. This is a feature very similar to the voice notes we use daily on WhatsApp. Voice posts can be published, at least in this first phase of release, exclusively on Facebook Stories, the post feature that disappears after 24 hours that the social media has introduced given the success of the same section on Instagram.

Voice Posts and Stories Archive

To upload or listen to a voice post, therefore, all we have to do is access the Stories section of Facebook and, in the bottom bar, select the option to start recording audio content. Given the effectiveness that voice notes have had on WhatsApp, it is not to be excluded that the same function after this test in Facebook Stories will also be inserted on Messenger.

Facebook Stories will also be affected by another innovation, this time "borrowed" directly from Instagram. With the release of the new version of Facebook for smartphones, users will be able to store the Stories that we like the most and therefore do not want to lose after 24 hours. These will be fixed in our profile and we can access them whenever we want.

Facebook Camera: photos and videos in the cloud

In the coming weeks, should also land on our smartpgone Facebook Camera, a cloud service that will allow you to save multimedia items on the cloud instead of the memory of the device. This is a feature aimed at those users with little storage space on their smartphones: they will be able to take as many photos as they want without being forced to delete old photos or videos.  It is a service very similar to Google Photos, although it is not yet clear whether the space to save photos in the cloud will be unlimited and free.