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Instagram's New Feature Is Basically Snapchat But Here’s How To Use It Anyway

~new feature who dis~

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An Instagram Story is a series of temporary photos and videos that lasts 24 hours. (Sound familiar? 😏 )

The new feature is super easy to use, and you'll probably get the hang of it by jumping right in — but here are some handy tips and tricks:


Before publishing, you can choose from three different brush tools: pen, thick marker, and neon.

After adding text or emoji, pinch the caption to resize (just like zooming in and out on a map)...


When viewing your own Story, swipe up to see who's seen it.

To see more Story options, view your story and tap the ellipsis (...) on the bottom right.

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You can save the video, share it as a regular Instagram post, or hide it from certain people.


You can also send direct messages right from Story view.