While Facebook is clearly bullish on Stories, not every idea the social network explored has succeeded.
However, group Stories will be no more as of Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the demise of the feature, saying in a statement, “We’re sunsetting group Stories because we want to make sure that features in groups enable people to connect in fun and useful ways, and we’re always looking at ways to improve the overall experience for communities on Facebook.”
All existing group Stories will be deleted, and people will not be able to create new ones.
Group Stories had lightweight Reactions that enabled group members to respond to Stories with “emojis from a range of universal human emotions,” a Facebook spokesperson said when the feature officially debuted in December 2018, as well as tools for group administrators to approve or delete group members’ Stories, mute members or only allow admins to post and contribute to group Stories.