Stories

Instagram Adds New Ways to Share to Stories from Spotify and GoPro

Today, Instagram announced that it will be letting third-party services tap into the social network's more than 800 million users in new ways. The Facebook-owned company said that it will now allow users to share content to their Instagram Stories directly from Spotify and other apps like GoPro. The Spotify integration will be available to...

Facebook to Add AR Drawing Capabilities to Stories

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Facebook is planning to bring support for AR drawings to their Stories feature. The feature would allow users to draw on the world around them, in addition to creating Instagram's Boomerang GIFs within the Facebook camera. In a statement, Facebook Camera Product Manager John Barnett said: “We wanted...

Instagram Stories are Now Viewable on the Web

Instagram has just added the ability to view Stories on both desktop and mobile web, as well as the ability to move between posts and stories by using left and right arrow icons instead of the usual tap left or right to navigate in the app. As in the mobile app, Stories will appear at the top of...

Instagram Brings Photo and Video Replies to Stories

Instagram has today introduced the ability to reply to stories with a photo or video, make it more playful and fun to respond to your friends. You can use selfies or Boomerangs, whatever you like to make things creative and interesting. All you need to do is tap the new camera button while you’re watching a story...

Instagram Stories Feature to Gain Ads; Now Used by 150 Million Users

Instagram’s five-month-old Stories feature brings 150 million active users to the platform every single day. Now, according to a report from Fortune, the social media network is giving advertisers a way to reach them. As with its duplication of Snapchat’s Stories product, Instagram’s ads within Stories will largely mimic the ads that Snapchat began inserting...

Snapchat Redesigns Chat Experience With Stickers, Audio and Video Notes

Snapchat is releasing a major update today that bolsters its chat function with a variety of new multimedia features. The long-rumoured update adds more than 200 stickers featuring walruses, sloths, aliens, and Snapchat's signature ghost, and they can be searched by keyword, as on Facebook Messenger. There are also easier controls for starting a video call, allowing...