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Instagram Launches Snapchat-like “Stories” | Find Out How it Works

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Instagram StoriesInstagram has launched a new update that lets you share all the moments of your day – more like Snapchat.

This latest addition lets you share photos and videos which will appear together in a slideshow format that will last for only 24 hours.

With this feature you can share with your friends, family, and followers your activities and experiences each day.

Here’s how it works:

With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about over posting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed.

You’ll see stories from people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed – from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts. When there’s something new to see, their profile photo will have a colorful ring around it.

To view someone’s story, just tap on their profile photo. It’s easy to view stories at your own pace: tap to go back and forward or swipe to jump to another person’s story. If you want to comment on something you see, you can tap and send a private message to that person on Instagram Direct. Unlike regular posts, there are no likes or public comments.

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.

Instagram Stories will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks on iOS and Android.

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Facebook had tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion in 2013 after it bought Instagram, but Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel rejected the mouth-watering sum.

Photo Credit: Instagram

4 Comments

  1. TUSHTUSH

    August 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Smart move @ snapshot Ceo. Mark wants to buy everything!!

  2. Felinda

    August 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Oh cmon instagram that is so mean of you 🙂
    I know you offered to buy Snapchat for billions and they turned you down but for you to do this is so mean of you. Now they are going to loose their customers.

    I have no doubt that Snapchat will sue Instagram, Lets just hope that Instagram dont pay their debt in pennies (as samsung did to apple) 🙂 🙂 – this business arena can be very messy sha

    You people should fear God ohh

    Oh i guess i spoke too soon – read this article -http://tmzhiphop.com/snapchat-ceo-files-billion-dollar-lawsuit-against-instagram-for-stealing-app-idea/

    Mark Zuckerberg is being sued. Mark what you did was real shady. I dont own a snapchat account but on this i support Snapchat cos you dont do such to people. You have made your billions at least allow snapchat to make some money too

    Snapchat CEO saids and i quote

    “”“HE’S TRYING TO STOP ME FROM GOING PUBLIC BUT IT WON’T WORK AND I’M GONNA OWN HIS ASS IF HE THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS OUT RIGHT STEALING MY SH*T HE’S IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING — SNAPCHAT CEO”””

    Zionist Jews Billonaire problems – what do i care – after all they own everything

  3. Felinda

    August 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    my igbo brothers and sisters – do you realise the cat is doing “Ntooorrrrrr” 🙂

    • olly

      August 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      what the hellllll omg…….. you just killed me

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