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Introducing Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

Introducing Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

Instagram updated its Stories feature on Tuesday. One example of this from Instagram is a user can show off the start of their season playing soccer, adding new Stories to their Highlight along the way, all the way up to the end of the season so they can show off the most noteworthy moments from start to finish.

The new Stories Highlights appear in a new section on your profile below your bio.

Instagram has rolled out two new features that will allow your Stories to live on long past the 24-hour mark. The basics of what this allows you to do is take Stories that you've shared and group them into a featured post right on the top of your profile page. Once the new Highlight is created, anyone that visits your profile will see it as a standalone story on your profile.

The stories feature was borrowed from Snapchat a year ago. To access them, press the Archive icon on your profile (that clock button that the top right side of the screen).

And for good reason - part of the company's reasoning behind Stories in the first place (besides competing with Snapchat, that is) was that users were so exacting about what was on their profile that they weren't posting almost as often as Instagram wanted. As we said, these archives are where you will find the stories that you will use for your Stories Highlights. This will make it so that your stories disappear forever 24 hours after they're uploaded.

Instagram launches biggest change to profiles in years, adding new stories and archive features

Highlights can be edited or removed at any time; to do this, tap and hold the highlight you with to edit. The most recent stories will be at the bottom of the new grid layout, and the first Story from each day will show a date indicator to help users navigate. You can add up to 100 photos or videos to a single highlight and there's no limit to how many highlights you can post. Just go to your profile settings and toggle off Auto-archiving. This makes it easy for you to revisit your favorite moments later on or bring them back to life in a highlight.

The other Instagram update is related to its new Stories archive.

Only you can see your archive, and you can turn off the feature if you want your Story to disappear as usual.

The private archive feature will be available to all users starting from today.


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