Two new features for Instagram Stories
The disappearing short video clips you can post on Instagram have been improved with two new features, currently rolling out to public accounts. Once the story disappears after 24 hours, it will be automatically archived in your page under the Archive Tab.
Highlighted Stories is the second new feature announced for Instagram Stories. You can take a Story and then mark it as a highlight (a featured) post that stays below your profile picture and bio. As Instagram describes,
Stories Highlights will enable more customization and self-expression on profiles than ever before – whether sharing the best moments with your dog, your recent family vacation, or a collection of your silliest selfies.
You create a highlight by tapping the ‘New’ circle, then choosing a story, selecting a cover and choosing a name. These Highlights won’t disappear from your page until you manually remove them, and they can be seen by anyone who visits you page. Archives, on the other hand, won’t be visible by other than you.
Both archive and highlights for Stories should be available soon for everyone. Instagram is also testing a ‘regram’ button that could be announced soon.
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