Instagram is making its Stories even more visible, by giving you the opportunity to share your favourite clips with your friends.
So far, you could reply directly to a story, either by message, or by sending a video back. However, given the popularity of Stories, Instagram thought it would make sense for its users to share their finds with their friends as well.
As the announcement for the new feature implies, sharing a Story should be very easy. When you discover a Story you want to share, tap the direct icon in the bottom right corner, select a friend or group to share it with, and tap send. When a friend shares a story with you, it should appear as a message on your inbox, so make sure you tap on the red notification on the top right corner of the app.
Exciting news? Well, if you’re not publicity shy, and your Stories are public, then you’re okay, especially if you’re a potential influencer, who wants to see content spread far and wide. Therefore, we can only assume that Instagram would have some sort of analytics on the way – so that brands and platform mega-stars can track the performance of their content as well.
However, for those who shy from publicity, there’s always the choice to opt out, and prohibit others from sharing your Story in direct messages. Just head straight to your Stories settings and disable the feature from there.
According to Instagram, the update is rolling out gradually around the globe, over the coming weeks. The new feature will be available for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play as part of Instagram version 11.0.