Instagram now has Stories Archive, lets you post Stories Highlights

Saul Bowman
December 7, 2017

Social Media Gaint, Facebook-owned photo-sharing application 'Instagram' has rolled out two new tools for its Stories feature i.e, Stories Highlights and Stories Archive. Plus, you can now create Stories Highlights so other people can relive it too. If you prefer the old system, you can turn off Stories Archive altogether.

Instagram continues to build upon Stories, adding new elements that make it worth using.

The Highlight will appear as a circle on your profile and plays as a stand-alone story when clicked upon.

Called Stories Highlights, these collections of past Stories can be cobbled together from the Stories posts that Instagram will now automatically save to an account's private in-app archive of posts it has published; accounts can disable this auto-archiving feature.

The second novelty introduced by Instagram is Stories Highlights which allows users to put the spotlight on a group of their favorite Stories. But it's important to note that some of Instagram's most notable features, the 24-hour story, was first created by Snapchat. As it sounds, the archive lets you save your past Stories beyond their traditional 24-hour expiration date.

Like your Instagram Story? Now you can save it to your profile.

Tap on any story in your archive to watch it. All the Stories you post will be automatically saved to an Archive section when they expire. A long tap on any individual Highlights circle allows you to edit or remove it.

By tapping the new icon, users can access both archived Stories and posts.

Today's updates are available as part of Instagram version 25 on iOS and Android. It looks like the Stories section in the regular Instagram feed, but it's dedicated to only showing the user's best and favorited Stories.

Once a friend sends you a photo, you can send them a picture back and the picture they sent to you will be included with the photo you reply with. And yes, Stories Archive can be turned off altogether for those who prefer to live (and 'gram) in the moment. The archive is private and therefore only you can see it. You can include the same number of features as you need from your chronicle and they'll show up as a flat parchment bar over your photograph lattice.

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