Stories have been a huge success on Instagram and have driven the platform's surge in recent years. On Facebook, the feature has been more of a slow burner since arriving in 2017. Still, Stories on the social network are used by over 300 million daily users. Facebook sees the growing popularity of Stories and wants to make the feature more visible. With that in mind, it seems the company is testing an integration where Stories are combined with the News Feed. Of course, the News Feed is the central hub of Facebook, so clearly Stories till become a major part of the network's whole experience. They will also change the way users interact with the News Feed. Users will no longer be scrolling down through items but will instead be swiping form story to story. The testing of this integration was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, a reverse-engineering expert who recently found new Google Maps features for Spotify. Facebook later confirmed it is testing this switch, but says it is only at experimental stage so far.
Facebook is testing to turn News Feed into Story Feed pic.twitter.com/83H7VWcgmD— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 15, 2019