They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet.
"People who use Facebook every day want Stories to be a format that works for them with the things that they're already doing and sharing on Facebook", Hayes continued.
To make sure the new version of Stories reaches as many potential users as possible, it will be available to Groups, Events and Pages. This means that you can still post 24-hour disappearing stories on your Facebook Messenger, however, it will be synced with Facebook Stories. How many people are now using Facebook Stories and the cross-posting feature isn't clear; it is clear, though, that many Facebook users aren't interested in Stories given how infrequently they show up (brands aside).
To encourage people to contribute to a story, an open bubble will appear atop the News Feed for events happening during that time, provided the user is RSVP'd for it.
Whereas Instagram Stories has proven popular, Facebook Stories seemingly hasn't.
According to TechCrunch, Facebook will kill off the Messenger Day brand, and merge the feature with Facebook Stories.
Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can't match in a bid to boost usage. All replies from Stories (via Facebook and via Messenger), and Facebook Camera messages will be sent through Messenger instead.
Facebook also announced today that it's replacing its Messenger Day feature with Facebook Stories, allowing for cross posts between Messenger and the normal Facebook application. Now that Messenger and Facebook Stories are connected, Facebook is hoping the feature will cause less confusion around when people should post in the different apps. Parent company Snap Inc. has failed to meet Wall Street's expectations in recent quarters and is planning a major redesign of Snapchat for next month to kick-start growth again.