BLOG Instagram Provides New Opportunities with Stories Archive and Presentation Options

Published: Dec 8, 2017 2 min read
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By Andrew Hutchinson

Source: Social Media Today

Instagram has announced a new archive and display process for Instagram Stories which will open up a range of new opportunities for the option.

The main update is ‘Stories Highlights’, which will enable users to display Instagram Stories content on their profile, with a new Stories bar being added below your bio info.

As you can see, you’ll soon have a section dedicated to showcasing your Instagram Stories content – you’ll be able to pick and choose which of your Stories videos and images are included in each. So, for example, in this case, the user has titled one of her stories ‘Music’ where she can include all of her music-related Stories posts in one continuous playing stream.

You can add up to 100 photos or videos to each Story Highlight, with no limit on how many Highlights you can create.

The option provides another way to showcase and utilize Stories content, moving away from the tool’s Snapchat-based ephemeral roots. But, of course, in order to showcase your Stories posts, you need to be able to access them for longer than 24 hours. That’s where the ‘Stories Archive’ comes in.

As explained by Instagram:

“Moving forward, your stories will automatically save to your archive when they expire. This makes it easy for you to revisit your favorite moments later on or bring them back to life in a highlight.”

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