Instagram already allows you to revive old ‘stories’ and turn them into new ‘reels’ with friends, this is how this novelty works

Instagram has introduced a shortcut in the ‘Stories’ section to remember old ‘stories’ published on the platform and encourage users to share them with other people so they can also see them.

The company already has a tool that collects the different images and videos shared on the social network in this sectionlocated at the top of the interface, above the ‘feed’.

To access it, you must choose the profile tab, located at the bottom right of the screen. Next, the three lines of the menu at the top right and choose the option ‘File’.

Instagram launches a feature to remember stories posted in the past by its users. – Photo: Screenshot

This section shows the live videos made in said account, the contents of the ‘feed’ archived – eliminated for public view, but stored on the platform – and the stories that have been published, with their corresponding date.

In this last sectionthe contents are arranged in preview format with thumbnails, calendar (which organizes these publications by date) and according to the place where they have been published in case you have added a certain location.

Instagram has now introduced a ‘Memories’ button, placed next to a user’s profile picture in Stories, which automatically directs users to stories posted that day.

“Review the moments you shared around these dates,” warns the social network, owned by Metawhich has encouraged the owners of these accounts to share their stories “so other people can see them too.”

Instagram is improving its features to keep the attention of its users. – Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett
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Instagram has introduced this button in both the iOS and Android versions of the application, although it is not present in the web version, as international media have been able to verify.

On the other hand, it is worth noting that a couple of weeks ago the Meta social network incorporated a new option for users, it is about ‘dynamic profile’ photos, a tool that makes it possible to simultaneously use a traditional photo and an avatar as a profile picture.

How do the new Instagram dynamic profile photos work?.

instagram is intended to provide users with options to further customize the profile, providing new ways to use 3D avatarswhich can be created from the platform itself and offer “more ways to express yourself”, according to the goal at the launch of 3D avatars last year.

Thus, as the social network has indicated through Twitter, users will be able to add their avatar “on the other side” of the profile photo. Thuspeople who visit the profile will be able to switch between the image and the avatar with a simple swipe to one side in the circle that usually contains the photo.

In other words, as can be seen in an illustrative video shared by Instagram, when the user slides their finger over the image, it will rotate like a coin showing the other side, where the selected avatar will be found. In addition, the avatar will be animated and will make greeting gestures when it appears.

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To introduce this novelty, the user will only have to click on edit profile and, later, add the desired avatar. After that, the profile photo will automatically change to this dynamic state. However, you can remove the avatar at any time and leave only the photo, to return to a static profile image.

Bad news for Instagram users, the app will be copied from the least loved feature of Twitter

Instagram is considering introducing a subscription to its platform that will include the blue verified account badge, presumably following Twitter’s lead.

Instagram began testing subscriptions a year ago, with three options depending on the type of exclusive content that the creator wants to offer their followers: live videos, stories that allow interaction with ‘stikers’, or ‘badges’ or badges to identify subscribers in feed comments.

Instagram evaluates charging a subscription to verify accounts.
Instagram evaluates charging a subscription to verify accounts. – Photo: Goal

The developer and expert in reverse engineering Alessandro Paluzzi has now identified in the code of the application of the social network “small references” to a subscription plan that would include the blue badge, as he has shared on his Twitter account.

This movement is reminiscent of the Twitter Blue subscription, which among the additional functions it offers compared to the standard version, includes the blue badge that verifies a user’s account.

*With information from Europa Press

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