What is Instagram Story

What is Instagram Story

What are Instagram Stories, where to watch them, how to shoot and add them

– Look at the beautiful sunset.
– Wow, I'll shoot it now and post it to my story.

Doesn't everyone do this? Of course! After all, everyone wants to share and tell what they find attractive, funny, interesting, etc. In social networks, a "story" is a process where a user tells a short story that automatically follows one after another. In addition to sharing different life situations and funny pictures, a story is a very useful tool for business development, for example, for owners of online stores and online schools like Loftschool. Follow the link to our Instagram profile:

What are the features of Instagram Stories?

Examples of the main differences between Instagram Stories and other formats are:

  1. Duration: Video and photos - up to 15 seconds.
  2. Removal of the post: The uploaded story will be posted for 24 hours, after which it is automatically removed.
This format allows you to quickly capture the user's interest in the content while the published information is still relevant!

Also, the app has a feature called "Stories Highlights", which remain on your page and are located in circles on the main feed. Their special feature is that they do not disappear after 24 hours.

How to view stories?

  1. Open the Instagram app, and on the main page, you will see circles - these are the accounts you are subscribed to.
  2. Click on the circle where the user or company's avatar or store is located.
  3. How to know if you have viewed the story or not? Look at the color. If the avatar is surrounded by a red color, it means you haven't seen the story yet, and if it's transparent, it means you've already viewed it.

To tell your subscribers a story, you need to click on the "plus" sign located on your avatar or the "plus" sign at the bottom between the "search" and "heart" buttons. After clicking, the app camera will open on your phone. To take a photo, click the white circle once.
For video, hold down the white circle, and you can also choose effects by swiping to the right and holding it down.

After shooting, click the share button and you're done!
Now your story is uploaded to your account.
By clicking on your avatar, you will see your story, and by swiping it up, you can see:

  1. The number of users who have viewed your story
  2. Who viewed your story
  3. Who liked and commented on it

Of course, that's not all. There are many different ways to use Instagram: blocking, restrictions, contests, various types of posts, descriptions, enlarging, and much more. Here's one piece of advice: if you want to learn more about possible features, use your time wisely and carefully study all the functions, read about what you can do with them, and how they can improve your account.