Connor Hayes, Director of Product Management, Facebook Stories while announcing the new Voice Posts feature revealed how the company has been seeing users going creative to share Stories through audio and not video.
The tools may persuade people in regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia to use Facebook Stories more often.
In both cases, the goal is to give users a way to privately save photos in a way that's tied to their Facebook account rather than their phone's local storage.
Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out its OLX-like platform, Marketplace, to users across India after testing the feature with a limited audience in Mumbai last year.
Facebook Stories is adding a feature that lets you post audio clips. For some people, photos and text are not the most effective way to communicate. The new features include Voice Posts, Stories archive, and a slate of new cloud storage features.
The next new feature is that images captured using the Facebook camera can now automatically be uploaded to the Facebook cloud.
Among the updates, a new archive feature that's sort of a Facebook Stories equivalent of Snapchat's Memories, as well as a new feature that lets users share audio clips to their Story.
Facebook first launched the Stories feature in mid-2017.
Saving isn't the only area where Facebook is making tweaks to Stories, though.
Since then, it has released a number of updates to try and attract more users to the product. Under this feature, the stories are archived after they disappear after 24 hours.
Facebook does not mention if there is a storage limit for unshared photos, but we can go ahead and assume that there isn't.
These creations can be saved or posted to the Instagram feed, where they will become permanent like normal Instagram videos. And while Instagram's Stories are now more popular than Snapchat's, neither has really transcended the basic concept which earned the original so much acclaim. There is no word if the feature is coming to iOS users or not.
And just earlier this month, Facebook added Snapchat-like animated filters to Facebook Live in Ireland.
It makes sense that these new features are rolling out to India first, as they appear to mostly be geared towards developing markets where flagship smartphones are either unaffordable or non-existent.