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Facebook India rolls out 'Diwali Story' feature

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Adding to its "holiday Stories" edition on Wednesday rolled out a special "Story" feature exclusively to users in that would enable them to see, share experiences as well as connect with their loved ones.

The "Start a Story for Diwali" feature will be visible on top of users' News Feed for 24 hours and will only be available in English.

Users can also add to the Story by selecting "Add to Story" icon, and by using the Camera one can take a photo or video.

"Today, people in will be able to see and share a collective Diwali," the giant said in a statement.

"Story that will appear on top of their News Feed, with additional promotions within the Feed. This Story will only be available to some English language users in and will last only 24 hours, just like any other story," it added.

camera, which is packed with dozens of effects like masks, frames, and interactive filters, can help add creativity to the photos and videos.

Users can also see a message from Facebook in the News Feed that links them directly to the Story.

Clicking the story, one can see stories shared by friends.

However, adding to the Diwali Story cannot add to users' personal story.

But users do have the option to upload to both, the statement said.

Importantly, the Diwali special feature is exclusive to Facebook users only in India. It will now show to users from other countries.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 12:58 IST
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