Tag Archive: stories


Instagram Stories on Android: Everything you need to know!

Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing social network, and Stories is one of its most intimate components.

A few years ago, Instagram was just a simple competitor to services like VSCO and Hipstamatic, known for heavy-handed filters, square crops, and hashtags. Today, with over a billion monthly users, it’s one of the largest social networks around, and its ephemeral Stories feature has already has far surpassed Snapchat, the app that it, ahem, borrowed from.

Snapchat on Android:  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you buy items directly from Stories

Instagram has taken yet another step towards becoming a shopping app. The Facebook-owned company announced it will now allow users to shop directly from Stories.

Up until now, Instagram only let users to shop via their feeds. But with the Shopping feature available in Stories, folks will be able to purchase the desired items via Stories, thus eliminating the extra step of heading to another website.

Now when viewing Instagram Stories from brands, you can tap stickers with a shopping  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories gets a new type of poll, the Emoji Slider

Like to do polls in Instagram? Well then you’ll love the new Emoji Slider, which will help you get more nuanced reactions from your followers.

The post Instagram Stories gets a new type of poll, the Emoji Slider appeared first on AndroidGuys.

You can now upload multiple photos/videos to Instagram Stories at once

It’s also easier to find the location tag you’re looking for.

I’ve recently begun using Instagram Stories in place of Snapchat, and for the most part, the experience has been a great one. Now, it’s going to get even better thanks to a couple new features making their way to the Android app.

The biggest change is the ability to upload multiple photos and videos to Instagram Stories at once. From the page where you usually upload  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you upload photos and videos in-batch to Stories

Instagram brings a new update to its popular Stories feature. Now users can upload multiple photos and videos in one go.

The post Instagram now lets you upload photos and videos in-batch to Stories appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Snapchat is resurrecting the chronological Stories feed for some users

Is this the end of Snapchat’s algorithm?

Even if you’re like me and don’t use Snapchat, you probably heard its user-base crying out in disgust and anger earlier this year when the app was met with a major redesign. Snapchat made both user-facing and under-the-hood changes with this update, but it appears to be pulling back on at least one of these.

One of the most contested changes had to do with the way Snapchat presented Stories.  [Read More…]

Instagram begins testing new portrait mode feature for Stories

Instagram portrait mode is finally coming! At least that’s what many observant Android developers suspected after a new “portrait shutter icon” file was recently spotted in the app’s code. Instagram confirmed this week that they are currently testing a new camera format called “Focus”.

The post Instagram begins testing new portrait mode feature for Stories appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Stories are now part of Google Search because you can’t escape them

Welcome to the future of mobile storytelling.

Ever since Snapchat first introduced its Stories feature in late 2013, we’ve seen countless companies try and mimic the same formula with their own services. Following in the footsteps of Instagram, Facebook, and more, Google is the latest company to dip its toes in these waters.

Before you grab your torches and pitchforks, this doesn’t mean that Google is trying to launch its own social network where you share stories  [Read More…]