Friendship, Relationships

Bad news for Facebook stalkers!

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
April 5th, 2017

Who doesn’t love a bit of Facebook stalking? We all do it, right? One minute you’re looking at your friend’s holiday snaps from Puerto Rico and before you know it, you’re balls deep in her sister’s cousin’s wedding album. Most of us admit to having the occasional sticky beak, because much like that half-eaten block of Cadbury sitting in your pantry, the temptation to check out your ex-boyfriend’s very public profile is just too great to resist. But it’s time to tread with caution peeps, because the new Facebook Stories feature could be your undoing.

Much like Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories allows you to post pics and vids that magically disappear after 24 hours. Cool, yeah? But here’s the kicker – once uploaded, Facebook sends you a LIST OF EVERYONE WHO HAS VIEWED IT. Everyone. So you can say goodbye to your anonymity and hello to floor-swallowing embarrassment the next time you run into that cute guy you’ve had your eye on in the office. And his entire friend’s list. #dying.

It’s not all bad though. Your regular, garden-variety snooping is still a-ok; people will only be notified when you look at their Facebook Stories feed, not their standard page. So take care out there and choose your Facebook Stories wisely!

Have you used Facebook Stories yet?