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Instagram Introduces Private Archive To Automatically Save 24 Hour Stories

Instagram Introduces Private Archive To Automatically Save 24 Hour Stories

The update reflects just how serious Instagram is about Stories.

Instagram has today announced the launch of two new features that let users hold on to their favorite moments from Instagram Stories and share them in ways that helps them better themselves better. Previously, messages posted to Stories disappeared forever after a day. If you'd rather Instagram not save them, you can disable the feature by going into the Settings menu within Instagram (tapping the three dots in the top right), selecting Story Settings, and then toggling the Save to Archive button to the off position.

Instagram has launched radical new changes to profiles, described as being the most dramatic since 2013.




And for good reason - part of the company's reasoning behind Stories in the first place (besides competing with Snapchat, that is) was that users were so exacting about what was on their profile that they weren't posting almost as often as Instagram wanted. And yes, Stories Archive can be turned off altogether for those who prefer to live (and 'gram) in the moment. However, users can add to new Stories from this old content as they see fit, which will make it public again. "Once you're done, your highlight will appear as a circle on your profile that plays as a stand-alone story when someone taps it", the company explains.

Highlights stay on your profile until you remove them, and you can have as many highlights as you'd like. Note: Only you can see your archived stories. Now, you might have noticed that we said you can select the stories you want to highlight by accessing your Stories Archive. But it's important to note that some of Instagram's most notable features, the 24-hour story, was first created by Snapchat. Users will receive a notification when Stories Archives kicks in, letting them opt out of the feature.


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