So Instagram recently introduced a new photo story feature that lets its users post a couple of stories and videos before they elapse after 24 hours.

And people can’t stop complaining of how similar it is to Snapchat and how it lets you customize the content with texts, emojis and drawings. However, with this feature your content cannot appear on your profile or the main Instagram feed. There are also no like or comments as is the case with regular posts; you’ll only get a DM if a friend reacts to your story.

And if you are yet to get hold of this whole new feature then here a few tips to guide you through:

Creating an Instagram Story

  • Click on the Plus button at the top left-hand side your feed.

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  • Click the circle button at the bottom of the screen to take a photo or tap and hold to record a video.
  • Then edit your photos by customizing them with text, drawings or filters just like on Snapchat.

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  • Tap done to save your story.
  • Tap the check mark button to share your story on your feed.

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  • Once the story is on your home page, you can check who’s viewed it by swiping up on the screen.
  • You can also view your friend’s stories by clicking on their profile photo which will have a colourful ring around it.

Privacy

If you prefer keeping your content private then worry not as the feature allows you to choose who sees your content and who does’t.

Switching your account to private makes your story visible to your followers.You can also hide your story from anyone you don’t want to see it even though they follow you.

The same applies for comments where everyone, people you follow or just no-one can comment on your story.

That’s That

Yep! That’s all about this ‘near-perfect Snapchat copy’ feature.

If you are a SC addict then it should take you a minute or two to learn it.

And its only a matter of time before guys shift their loyalty from SC back to Instagram (which was presumed ‘dead’ anyway) especially when they added more filters later on.