Instagram is a great platform that lets you connect with others and express yourself. This social media platform allows you to edit photos and video with various filters and share them publicly or privately.
In 2015, Instagram released a newer feature called Instagram Stories. Stories allowed users to upload video and photos to a sequential feed that were available only for 24 hours. This feature quickly grew in popularity as it was a similar feature to Instagram’s main competitor, Snapchat.
But did you know you can actually save your stories so they don’t disappear after 24 hours?
Two tools allow you to re-share your Instagram Stories and SAVE (yes, save!) them in a bigger and better way.
Stories that traditionally disappeared after 24 hours now default to a private section of your profile called Stories Archive. Your stories automatically save in your Stories Archive when they expire from your timeline. This allows you to revisit and re-share some of your favorite moments.
To find your Stories Archive, simple click the Archive icon on your profile page. There you’ll be able to toggle between archived stories and images.
Stories Highlights is another great way to showcase your identity by grouping archived stories into Highlights. These Highlights are found in your profile just below your bio.
Create a Highlight by tapping the circle labeled “new” to the left of the screen. Once you have a new Highlight open, you are able to choose which stories from your Archive you would like to feature. Highlights will also allow you to choose a cover photo and title for your new Highlight. In addition, if you need to edit or remove a Highlight, just tap and hold the Highlight and it will allow you to change stories, edit the cover photo, and more.
Instagram Stories is a great way to string together temporary videos or photos that play like a slideshow and… tell a story! If you would like more information about how your business can use Instagram Stories to promote your brand or service, please contact JK Premier Marketing today at (910) 580-7432. We will be happy to help.