Instagram Brings Photo, Video Replies to Stories


For all those who were hoping Instagram would stop turning into a Snapchat clone, here's news for you: Instagram has added a new exciting feature for its users, enabling them to reply to Instagram Stories with photos and videos. While Instagram aped the "Stories" feature straight off Snapchat, the feature has grown in popularity, with many Insta users posting Stories regularly.

Instagram's is plugging disappearing photo and video messaging right into Stories.

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Starting today, you can use all the available formats to respond to a story you like - boomerangs, videos, images, filters and stickers, it's all there for you to use and get creative and fun with your friends.

Tap the new camera icon next to the text reply box when watching a Story to send a photo or video reply. Similar to Instagram Direct's disappearing photos and videos, your friends will be notified if you take a screenshot or replay their response. A sticker of the original story will only be visible to the user so that they know to which story the reply was made. Users can tap on the button to reply with a photo or a video. While most of the new features seem borrowed from each other, the latest Instagram update brings a feature that Snapchat doesn't have yet. You can update your app from Google Play Store.

Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies
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Photos and videos that friends send as story replies will show up in the Direct inbox. Watch out friends - we're about to selfie respond to absolutely everything you post!

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