Why people aren't using Facebook Stories

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  • 1 There's no need for it

    Many users think that Facebook Stories is just a redundant feature that is already available on Instagram, Whatsapp and Snapchat. 

  • 2 Older people aren't interested in it

    Facebook is used by all age groups not just teenagers and young adults like on Snapchat. Older people aren't interested in using Facebook's stories or haven't even noticed it.

  • 3 They don't want to share their moments with all their friends

    Some people think that sharing their moments on Facebook's stories would expose their personal moments to a wide group of people if they have a lot of friends, which they don't want. On the other hand, Instagram allows you to choose who you want to share your stories with.

  • 4 They don't use facebook to share their personal moments

    Some users have reported that they don't use Facebook to share personal moments, but to share news and connect with people.

  • 5 They don't like facebook

    Some users don't like Facebook in general and think it's a waste of time. In this case, Facebook stories would be of no interest to them.

  • 6 Their friends aren't using it

    Users are usually motivated to use a new feature when their friends start using it. If a person's friends don't use Facebook stories, they're probably not going to use it either.

  • 7 Facebook is loaded with many features

    Some users feel that Facebook is loaded with too many features that complicate the app for them and keep them away from new features to avoid confusion.

  • 8 They have more engagement on other platforms

    Some users reported that they already have engagement on other platforms such as Instagram and don't feel a need to be active on Facebook as well.

  • 9 They're not interested in the 'stories' feature in general

    Some people don't find the 'stories' feature that is available on Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp interesting, so there's no reason for them to start using Facebook's stories feature.

  • 10 There's nothing special about it

    Users believe that Facebook didn't make the stories feature interesting enough for them to use since there's nothing special about it or different than Instagram and Snapchat. See Why many people have stopped using Snapchat