Tag Archive: stories

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…]

Instagram welcomes new Type Mode in Stories, here’s how to take advantage of it

Instagram is a photo-centric app, but with the latest update, the company is now offering users the option to add text-only posts in Instagram Stories. The new Type mode uses creative text styles and backgrounds to encourage individuals to express their thoughts with the help of colorful and expressive tools. Instagram also notes you can […]

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app

Only certain Stories can be shared at first, but that should change down the road.

Snapchat is an app that I’ve been trying to avoid for some time, but it looks like that quest will soon be much more difficult. Following rumors that popped up in late December, Snapchat is now letting you share Stories outside of the app so you can view them on a mobile or desktop browser.

At first, this feature will only be  [Read More…]

Instagram is letting some users share their Stories on WhatsApp Status

The feature that Stories deserves.

Over the past couple years, it seems like everyone is trying their hand at their own ‘Stories’ feature. After Snapchat launched Stories in 2013, we’ve seen Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and even Skype try to get in on the action as well. Now, Instagram has confirmed to be testing a new feature with users in Brazil that allows them to share their Instagram Stories on WhatsApp with just a couple taps.

Instagram confirmed  [Read More…]

Snapchat wants you to watch Stories outside of its app

Get ready to see Snapchat Stories everywhere you go.

Ever since Snapchat launched its Stories feature, we’ve seen endless clones from the likes of Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. Stories has become the bread and butter of Snapchat for a lot of users, and according to a new report, we could soon start seeing them outside of the Snapchat app for the first time ever.

Per sources that have spoken to Cheddar, “Stories Everywhere” is a new product  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories gets updated with sticker polls

Instagram’s Stories just got a new feature which lets users add poll stickers. The new tool means you’ll be able to attach two-option queries to your Stories. To add a poll drag and drop a sticker to your Story and then you’ll be presented with the tools to customize the question and choices. Viewers can […]

The best 360-degree stories on YouTube

Here is a chance to see something truly magical and fun

When Google first released Cardboard we got our first view of a “360 Story” from Motorola. It featured a cute mouse looking for his hat and was so endearing it spawned a host of other stories. We will take you through some of them today. Here’s our top 5.

Read more at VRHeads!

Instagram users can now share Stories via Direct messages

A new feature is currently rolling out to Instagram users on Android and iOS which gives them the ability to share Stories via direct messages. Now, whenever you watch a Story, a new direct message icon will appear in the bottom right corner. Tap on it and select the friend or group you want to […]

Instagram Stories updated with photo and video replies

Instagram has issued a new update today which lets users reply to Stories by virtue of photos or videos. Previously you could only write a message as a reply. Now when you’re watching a story you’ll notice a new camera button on the bottom left of the screen. Tap it to take a Boomerang or […]

Instagram introduces Location and Hashtag Stories in Explore section

Another week, another batch of new Instagram features. Now the Facebook-owned social media announced two new tools that will allow users to find out what’s going on around them. Enter the new Location and Hashtag Stories which will soon be live under the Explore section. Now when you access the Explore tab, you should be […]