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Facebook To Shut Down Group Story Feature

Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature of the social media's groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours

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An iPhone displays the app for Facebook in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. VOA

Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature which allows administrators and members of the social media’s groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours, media reported on Saturday.

The company is shutting down this feature on September 26. Soon, the existing group stories will be deleted and users will not be able to post any new stories, CNET reported.

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The company is shutting down this feature on September 26. Pixabay

“We’re sunsetting group stories because we want to make sure that features in groups enable people to connect in fun and useful ways, and we are always looking at ways to improve the overall experience for communities on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesman said.

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Facebook groups are an online space where the users come together and chat about common interests. As per report, more than 1.4 billion people on Facebook use groups every month.  (IANS)

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Truecaller Launches Group Chat Feature for Android, iOS

Truecaller Group Chat feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants

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Truecaller Group Chat feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants created on the app's instant messaging platform and will be available as an update for Android and iOS users from Friday. Pixabay

Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community.

“Truecaller Group Chat” feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants created on the app’s instant messaging platform and will be available as an update for Android and iOS users from Friday.

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Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community on iOS and Android. Pixabay

“In line with our mission to provide secure and spam-free communication, the new feature is built with a unique invitation-based mechanism, wherein users will receive an invite to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ their participation in the group,” the company said in a statement.

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In the new feature, contact numbers are automatically hidden in group chats unless other members have the number saved in their phone book, or they send a contact request to ask permission to see the user’s phone number. (IANS)