Instagram launches Stories Archive and Highlights

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Now you can more fully express your identity by grouping stories you've shared into highlights and featuring them on your profile. And it gives people a new way to highlight them afterwards, with a major new change to the way profiles work. Lastly, choose a cover image for your highlight, name it and tap Add. "We encourage everyone to be thoughtful about interactions with wild animals and the environment to help avoid exploitation and to report any photos and videos you may see that may violate our community guidelines". Unlike traditional stories, highlights don't disappear after 24 hours, they only go away after you delete them. You can save your highlights into individual Story reels which appear as circles on your profile.

You can access the stories in your archive by tapping the Archive icon on your profile. To create a Stories Highlight, tap on the "New" circle on the far left, and choose any of the stories from your archives. The Stories Archive is linked to your Post Archive and you can switch between the two when you're feeling nostalgic.

Then, select the camera icon on the bottom right of that message to respond.

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Facebook's photo sharing app on Tuesday added two new capabilities to its Stories feature, one a direct copy of a recent feature in Snap.

The updates are available through Instagram version 25.


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Now, if you search for a hashtag on Instagram that's "associated with harmful behavior to animals or the environment", such as #koalaselfie, you'll see a warning.

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Currently, when users want to share each someone's post, they have to either save the image and post it on via their own Instagram account, or use apps designed for this objective, such as Regram.

Many people use Instagram more so now to showcase themselves and their personality, artwork, day-to-day activities, and more, so it's no surprise that Instagram would like to catch up so we can hold onto those memories for more than just 24 hours.

And earlier in the year, Instagram reportedly tested a favorite-friends feature which allows you to share content with a select group of friends.

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