Social Media Gaint, Facebook-owned photo-sharing application ‘Instagram‘ has rolled out two new tools for its Stories feature i.e, Stories Highlights and Stories Archive. These tools let you hold on to your favorite moments from Instagram Stories and share them in ways that help you express yourself. The new features will be available in version 25 of Instagram for Android and iOS.
The Stories Archive feature, all your stories will be stored in a private archive after the 24-hour time-period has expired. This way the story can be relived on a future date in the Stories Highlights feature.
“To access the stories in your archive, tap the Archive icon on your profile. From there, you can easily switch between your Posts Archive and your new Stories Archive. In your Stories Archive, your stories will appear in a grid with the most recent stories at the bottom. The first story from each day will show a date indicator to help you navigate your archive as you scroll. The archive is private and therefore only you can see it.”, Instagram Said.’
You can also turn off auto-archiving in your profile settings any time you want. and you can choose to turn off auto-archiving at any time in your profile settings.
The second new tool that Instagram has introduced is called Stories Highlights. This will appear in a new section in the user’s profile just below their bio. It looks like the Stories section in the regular Instagram feed, but it’s dedicated to only showing the user’s best and favorited Stories.
Instagram said, “Stories Highlights appear in a new section on your profile below your bio. To create a highlight, tap the “New” circle at the far left. From there, you can choose any stories from your archive, select a cover for your highlight and give it a name. Once you’re done, your highlight will appear as a circle on your profile that plays as a stand-alone story when someone taps it. Highlights stay on your profile until you remove them, and you can have as many highlights as you’d like. To edit or remove a highlight, just tap and hold that highlight on your profile.”
“Story Highlights lets you show all the sides of your personality, and you can make highlights out of anything you’ve shared to your story in the past. From the best moments of your ongoing soccer season to all the stories you capture of your loved ones, the interests and activities that matter most to you have a home right on your profile.”
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