Instagram is one of the biggest social communities. Nearly 500 million people use it each month. Through this app, people can share photos/videos and do social networking with other people. The distinctive feature of this app is that it confines photo into a square shape.
Facebook acquired Instagram sometime ago and this app is progressing rapidly. Snapchat is one of the main rivals of Instagram. Snapchat has one of the popular features that it deletes photos after a certain time period. Similar kind of feature is introduced by Instagram which is known as “Instagram stories.”
Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook post shared details about this new feature. “We’re launching Instagram Stories today. Stories let you share a series of videos or photos — and have them disappear after 24 hours. You’ll see stories from the people you follow at the top of your feed, and a ring around their profile picture tells you when their story has been updated. This is the latest step in putting video at the center of all our services. People are already creating and sharing more video, so we’re going to make it even easier. If you want to see an example of what an Instagram story looks like, update your Instagram app and follow @serenawilliams. I’ll also be posting one today. I’m @zuck. Let us know what you think!”
Unique thing about Instagram stories
Good thing about this feature is that there is no limitation to the size of the story. You can post your story of 1 min or 10mins. Stories appear on a separate section on top of your interface and do not appear on your profile timeline.
Making a story on Instagram
Making a story on Instagram is very easy. Here is a step by step guide:
- Press the plus button on your app, or move towards right side screen. Press launch button by swiping towards the right screen
- Click on the circle button, or tap and hold the record button in order to record the video
- Edit the video by simply using you finger or pen
- Once you are finished with editing, tap the done button in order to finish it
- Now press the checkmark button in order to share your story
Once you video is shared, it will stay online for 24 hours. Moreover, stories can be removed anytime. If you do not like it, simply remove the video. There are also some filters in the video, which you can add. You can even check that who is looking at your story. You simply have to open your story and swipe the screen upward. Below, there will be a view counter where you can see that which people have seen your story. This information is exclusively for you and no one can know that how many people have seen your story. You can also hide your story from certain people by pressing the three dots next to the person name.
Making your daily story on Instagram is very easy. Just try it once and you will surely like it. Moreover, expect some great innovations and features in “Instagram stories” in future.