Airbnb quietly launches its own Stories for users to build video montages of their travels

Random services adding ephemeral 24-hour "stories" for no reason became a satirical meme last year. But tech satire often struggles to stay ahead of reality, as we saw today when Airbnb — a service for renting rooms and houses when you're away from home — began testing stories in their app because ... reasons.

“We’re always testing new ways to help our community members tell their stories, and this is one idea we are exploring,” said a spokesperson. “We don’t have any announcements to make, but we’re excited to continue looking at ways that help Airbnb hosts and guests share their travel experiences.”

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