All You Need to Know About Instagram Stories

All You Need to Know About Instagram Stories

Have you tried Instagram Stories yet? Instagram’s newest feature – which is similar to Snapchat – allows you to create short videos or a series of multiple photos that disappear after 24 hours.

When Instagram introduced Instagram Stories last week everyone went a little bit crazy trying to determine if it would be the end of Snapchat or not.

In this post, I walk you through all the details and features showing you how to use Instagram Stories. All You Need to Know About Instagram Stories!

A new feature Instagram stories lets you do the following:

  • Create a video
  • Create a picture post
  • Include text
  • Draw with different styles and colors
  • See who has viewed your story
  • Watch stories from those you follow
  • Share a video or pic from your story to your Instagram feed
  • Share a video or pic from your Camera Roll to your Instagram story

With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. 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.

All You Need to Know About Instagram Stories

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.

How to see who has a story

All You Need to Know About Instagram Stories profile

Want to know who has viewed your Instagram Story? I’ll let you know how!

Go to your Story — you can do so by clicking your icon at the top left of your feed — and swipe up. Next to an eyeball image, Instagram will give you a count of just how many people have watched your video, as well as exactly who.

Share a video or pic from your Camera Roll to your Instagram story

You can create an Instagram Story with content you create right now, or you can use images you’ve already saved to your phone. To use previously created images, open the Instagram Stories feature and swipe down while you’re in the camera. Instagram will show you any content that’s been added within the last 24 hours.

What is your experience with Instagram Stories? Are you enjoying it so far?

Maya Roeland

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