Instagram Opens Up Entire Camera Roll to Stories
Instagram today said people will be able to add older photos to their ephemeral stories. Before today's update, only photos captured within the previous 24 hours could be added to stories. Now, Instagram said people will be able to take any picture from their camera roll and add it to a story. The tool will automatically call up a sticker so users can provide details on when and where the photo was taken. Instagram said users can rotate, resize, or remove the date sticker if so desired. Stories themselves still disappear after 24 hours. The expanded camera roll access for stories is hitting the latest Instagram mobile app for Android and iOS. It will be available for download soon.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.
Instagram Adds Geostickers to Stories
Instagram has taken a page from Snapchat and given users in New York City and Jakarta access to geostickers for their stories. Instagram says more than a dozen location-specific stickers are available for the two cities, allowing people to add context to their stories.
Instagram Stories to Show Up In Explore Tab
Instagram today said it will begin to show Instagram Stories under the Explore tab in its mobile app. Instagram Stories, which are ephemeral like Snapchat posts, let people share everyday moments as photos and/or video clips strung together.
Instagram Throws Boomerang Into Stories
Instagram today made its stories feature more fun and powerful with the addition of Boomerang and @mentions support. Moving forward, people using the stories function will be able to record Boomerangs directly within Instagram.