How To Use Instagram Stories

It’s Official, Instagram Stories is a Thing! Here’s how to Use Instagram Stories

Look out SnapChat!

A year and half ago, Facebook reportedly offered to buy Snapchat, an upstart messaging app, for $3 billion. Snapchat’s then-23-year-old CEO, Evan Spiegel, turned it down. Sources told the Wall Street Journal at the time that Spiegel was holding out for much more.

Stories Show Up Above The Feed

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Once you get Instagram stories on your account, you’ll see a row of stories from people you follow above the feed.All you need to do is tap the story to watch the last 24 hours of someone’s 10 second Instagram clips.

Tap and Hold

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You can easily fast-forward through the story, tap and hold to pause it, or swipe left to go on to the persons next story.

Reply to their Video

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While you can’t “Like” the video, you can reply to the story!

Creating an Instagram Story is Easy…

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All you have to do is tap the “+” sign on the top left of your screen.

Shoot the Video or Upload it

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It’s super simple to use, all you need to do is “tap” to shoot a photo…”tap and hold” to shoot a video, or you can upload anything from the last 24 hours of your camera roll.

Text Overlays

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As you can see, adding text to photos on your Instagram stories is very simple!

24 Hour Visibility

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Your videos are available for 24 hours to anyone who can see your profile. It is possible to hide Stories from specific people if you want to keep something a secret.

 

What kind of creative Instagram Stories are you going to share?

 

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What has Instagram said about Instagram Stories?

Here’s the info direct from the source.

“Today, we’re introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.

With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed.”

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