Chances are, if you’re on social media, you may have heard of the new Instagram update. They’ve just added a new feature called Stories. Instead of posting photos, Stories lets you post multiple photos throughout the day. And at the end of that day, those photos disappear.
This latest feature is just like Snapchat’s My Story feature. However, Instagram Stories has very few filters and lenses.
Here’s how it works.
- –> Tap on the plus button found on the top left-hand side of your homescreen or swipe left in your Feed.
- –> Tap the circle button at the bottom of the screen to take photos or tap and hold to record a video. You can also upload photos or videos. To upload, swipe down on the screen and choose your videos or photos.
- –> Edit the photos or videos with text or add a drawing as you normally would. If you hit the pen icon, there are three types of pens. The third one makes your sketch look like a neon sign.
- –> Tap Done to save your story.
- –> Tap the checkmark button to share to your story.
Your story follows the privacy settings of your account. If you set your account to private, your story is visible only to your followers. However, you can also easily hide your entire story from anyone you don’t want to see it, even if they follow you. When watching your own story, swipe up to check out who’s seen each photo and video. You can even choose to feature a particular part of your story by posting it on your profile.
If you’re still confused, here are a few add’l links about the feature below.
- Instagram Takes a Page From Snapchat, and Takes Aim at It, Too
- Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit
- Instagram’s new stories are a near-perfect copy of Snapchat stories …
- Instagram Unveils Instagram Stories – WSJ
- Instagram Blog
And here’s a How To video.
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