New to Instagram Stories: a whole bunch of shit.
Boomerang, Mentions & Links New to Instagram Stories
Okay, by now we all can admit that we’ve tried Instagram Stories and now we only use Snapchat to send our bff’s ridiculously fugly pics of ourselves. Snapchat stories are basically becoming a thing of the past and it’s happening quick. Especially because Instagram is doing such a dope job of keeping us interested.
You can now create Boomerang videos on your Instagram story, mention your friends and verified accounts can add links… yeah we don’t care about the links either.
Boomerang In Instagram Stories
Open up your Instagram story like you’re going to take a photo or video. At the bottom, swipe left to switch to Boomerang and the rest is pretty simple. Record the damn thing and then post it to your story like this little cutie.
If Donald Trump winning the Presidential Election has sucked all of the creativity out of you, here are some Boomerang video ideas.
Mentions In Instagram Stories
Now you can mention/tag your queens in your Instagram Stories!
Mentioning/tagging people in your Instagram Stoies works the same as it does in captions and comments. When you add text to your story, type “@” followed by a username and select the person you’d like to tag. Their username will appear underlined in your story. And when someone taps on their username, they’ll see a pop-up that takes them to that profile.
You’ll receive a notification in your DM when you’re mentioned in someone else’s story. Just tap the preview to go straight to the story for as long as it’s live. If someone you don’t follow mentions you, you’ll see the notification in your message requests.
Links In Instagram Stories
For verified accounts only. But if you’re looking at an Instagram Story and see a “See More” link, it means you can click the link and learn more I guess? Who cares. I don’t want to leave Instagram.
Instagram Stories is like Rihanna. She’s not quite Beyonce but she’s interesting af.
More About Instagram Stories
Photo cred and information taken from the Instagram Blog.