Thank goodness, because this is what Instagram Stories didn’t have that Snapchat does.
Starting today, December 5, Instagram will be adding every story you post to a section of the archive feature. It is coming for both iOS and Android, and there’s some features that will far surpass what Snapchat offers in this area.
Instagram shared this instruction VIA their blog:
“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.”
According to The Verge, Instagram will also let you post old stories to your profile in a feature called “Highlights,” and you will be able to “package” old stories together and share them to your profile.
Instagram’s Blog says the following:
“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.”
Many people use Instagram more so now to showcase themselves and their personality, artwork, day-to-day activities, and more, so it’s no surprise that Instagram would like to catch up so we can hold onto those memories for more than just 24 hours. Though we did have the option to pick and choose which stories to download (and still do), this will make it easier and not something that you have to moderate yourself.
Of course, if you don’t want to save those moments, you can opt out, according to Instagram. Still trying to locate this prompt.
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