Facebook Inc (FB) "Stories" Are Completely Failing To Catch On

NASDAQ: FB | Facebook, Inc. -  News, Ratings, and Charts

FB – No one is using Facebook Stories, so it’s now letting some Instagram users double post Stories to both platforms.

Get Free Updates

Join thousands of investors who get the latest news, insights and top rated picks from StockNews.com!

While its Snapchat clone “Stories” feature has been incredibly popular for Instagram, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has seen it totally fail to catch on within its own namesake platform.

As Mashable reports, the social media behemoth is now resorting to cross-posting Stories from Instagram in order to encourage people to use and view them on Facebook:

Under the test, Instagram users see a new option to share photos and videos created with Instagram’s in-app camera to their Facebook Story, as well as their Instagram Story, according to screenshots posted to Twitter.

It’s not clear how big the current test is or what Instagram’s future plans are for the feature. In a statement, an Instagram spokesperson confirmed the test, but declined to share more about the company’s plans.

“We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you. We have no other plans to share at this time.”

It shouldn’t be too surprising that Stories works perfectly on one platform and not another. Instagram, after all, is all about glossy, magazine-like photos and sharing experiences, while Facebook’s main app is a bit more akin to a traditional high school yearbook.

Facebook Inc shares were trading at $170.99 per share on Thursday morning, down $1.10 (-0.64%). Year-to-date, FB has gained 48.62%, versus a 11.56% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

FB currently has a StockNews.com POWR Rating of A (Strong Buy), and is ranked #1 of 48 stocks in the Internet category.

Get Free Updates

Join thousands of investors who get the latest news, insights and top rated picks from StockNews.com!


Most Popular Stories on StockNews.com


:  |  News, Ratings, and Charts

When Does the Next Bull Run Start?

The 5 month rally for stocks (SPY) was too much, too soon calling into question whether it indeed was a bubble. Thus, not surprising stocks are seeing a healthy correction in September. What matters now is determining when to buy this dip for the next bull run ahead. That is the focus of today’s commentary.

:  |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Shares of Carnival Corp.?

Cruise stocks have been the worst-hit by the pandemic. All cruising has been halted in most parts of the world. Also, these companies have high, fixed costs, and they are not generating any sort of revenue. They have been fighting for survival by raising money which will dilute future earnings. However, these poor fundamentals also mean the stocks could have upside when cruising returns. Find out if it's time to buy Carnival Corporation (CCL).

:  |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Dividend Stocks with EXPLOSIVE Growth

With the market volatility back, investors typically look towards dividend stocks from safe harbor. But what if you could invest in a dividend stock that exhibits strong growth? Here are 3 dividend stocks with explosive growth: Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR), Medifast (MED), and China Distance Holdings Limited (DL).

:  |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is eBay a Buy at $52?

The current sell-off offers an opportunity to buy eBay (EBAY) at a discounted price. The stock is well positioned to rally based on short- and long-term bullishness, impressive financial performance and a rising popularity of e-commerce platforms.

:  |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Dividend Stocks with EXPLOSIVE Growth

With the market volatility back, investors typically look towards dividend stocks from safe harbor. But what if you could invest in a dividend stock that exhibits strong growth? Here are 3 dividend stocks with explosive growth: Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR), Medifast (MED), and China Distance Holdings Limited (DL).

Read More Stories

More Facebook, Inc. - (FB) News View All

Event/Date Symbol News Detail Start Price End Price Change POWR Rating
Loading, please wait...
View All FB News