Instagram Now Lets You Save Your Favorite Stories on Your Profile
The feature first copied from Snapchat, Instagram Stories are known for their time sensitive nature as in they disappear after 24 hours. But now, Instagram has introduced two new features that will let you pin your favorite stories to your profile.
Users can create and then save their favorite Instagram Stories to their profiles with no limit as to how many they can feature. This could be used in many ways by both the normal Instagram users as well as brands and celebrities.
So, let’s get more in detail about the two new features.
The first one is the Stories Highlights. What this does is that it will allow you to showcase your favorite Instagram Stories in a highlight reel in the front and center of your profile.
“Over the past year, Instagram Stories has become a key part of how you express yourself — but there has not been an easy way to keep your stories around for more than 24 hours,” the platform noted in a blog post. “Now you can more fully express your identity by grouping stories you’ve shared into highlights and featuring them on your profile.”
You can create the highlight by tapping on the ‘New’ circle on the far left side and then you can choose the one you want from your archived stories. You can then select a cover and name for your highlight and you’re done. The highlight will appear as a circle on your profile which will expand into a standalone story when the circle is tapped. You can add as many highlights as you want. They will stay on your profile until you remove them yourself.
The second one is the new Stories Archive. It will automatically save your Stories even as they disappear after their 24 hours limit. You can then relive those moments by viewing those stories whenever you want and you can also feature them in the highlights as well. Just tap the Archive icon on your profile and from there you can access your post archives as well as your stories archives.
The updates are available for Instagram apps on both Android and iOS devices.