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Where to post your daily stories in 2017
The arrival this week of Facebook stories presents active social media users with a dilemma: where to post?
It's a problem of Facebook's creation. For more than three years, the concept of “stories” — a rolling series of photos and videos that disappear 24 hours after you post them — was unique to Snapchat. In some ways, stories defined the company. But last year, Instagram copied the format — and since then, Facebook has introduced stories to Messenger, WhatsApp, and its flagship app, which is used by more than 1.15 billion people a day.
At this point, there's no easy way to cross-post stories to multiple apps — though a Facebook product manager I spoke to said they wouldn't rule out building one eventually. In the meantime, where do those fleeting photos and videos of your epic nights belong?