Instagram's new Update lets you Save your favorite Stories

Casey Dawson
December 7, 2017

TechCrunch broke the news of Instagram launching an Archive feature for your permanent feed posts in December which was created to let people temporarily or permanently hide their past feed posts in order to deter people from impulsively deleting content they later want back. From there, you can add it to your story, share it as a post or add it to a highlight on your profile. There you'll be able to toggle between archived images as well as archived stories. The highlights could be saved for individual story reels which would appear as circles on the user's profile. It will reside just underneath an Instagram user's profile bio and it will allow for users to add several different Stories into one highlight. To create a highlight, tap the "New" circle on the left side, and pick any stories from your archive, select a cover for the highlight, and give it a name.

Instagram is providing its userbase with more Stories-related features.

The first feature is "Stories Highlights", an entirely new space on a user's profile where they can package together their favourite highlights and the number of highlights that can be added are unlimited.

If you're a Stories kinda person on Instagram, go check it out.

"As more and more people adopt Stories, we realized that the profile has become less and less representative of you and your life" an Instagram spokesperson tells me.

Your Instagram Stories can be accessed by tapping on the Archive icon on your profile.

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Both features are now live.

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 goal, such as Regram.

The updates are available through Instagram version 25.

Instagram just made it incredibly simple to keep your Stories beyond their traditional 24-hour expiration date.

Let's take each in part and see what they do, although you probably have already deduced for yourself. In fact, they will stay on the app permanently until you remove them. This will make it so that your stories disappear forever 24 hours after they're uploaded. This is a big step for Instagram, and especially useful for brands/influencers/celebrities who want to share their content for more than a limited time.

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