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You can now find out who is watching you on Facebook.

We’ve got some bad news for all you Facebook stalkers out there (yes, YOU).

Put down the phone. NOW.

Facebook is releasing a new ‘stories’ feature, similar to Snapchat, but it comes with a twist.

Facebook Stories lets you post updates about your day, like a photo or a video, which disappear after 24 hours. Once you post your ‘story’ you’ll receive a list of everyone who’s viewed it.

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That means your ex, that friend you haven’t spoken to in three months, and the guy you went to primary school with 20 years ago (and can’t stop creeping on) are all going to know if you view their story.

“We want to make it fast, fun and easy for people to share creative photos and videos with whomever they choose, for however long they choose — and the more we share with each other, the more open and connected our community can be,” Connor Hayes, a product manager for Facebook, wrote on Friday in an official blog post.

“The Instagram community has shown us that it can be fun to share things that disappear after a day, so in the main Facebook app we’re also introducing Facebook Stories, which lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop News Feed.”

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The good news is you can still keep up with your traditional Facebook stalking, as your 'friends' still won't know when you've been creeping on their walls — just be very, very careful not to hit that like button.

Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook and been caught out?