Instagram “Stories” Overtaking Snapchat

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Instagram Direct went live in December of 2013 but has quickly become more popular than Snapchat. In the battle to be the most popular app companies are constantly adding new features. In May, Instagram Direct introduced location and hashtag Stories so they popped up more in Explore. Now, Instagram is taking it a step further and will now allow you to share other people’s Instagram “Stories” through Direct messages. How does it work? Choose a direct icon at the bottom right, choose who you want to send the story to, and then send it. The “Story” only exists for 24 hours, the recipient had better check it quick before it goes away. If you don’t want to use this feature, no problem. Instagram has included an opt-out feature in your settings. If your account is private, only your followers will be able to see your “Stories”.

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