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Happy Birthday, Instagram Stories!

Today marks two years since we launched Instagram Stories. Over the past two years, Stories has evolved to become the home for self-expression and casual sharing for more than 400 million Instagrammers every day. We’ve worked hard to bring innovative and exciting features to Stories that allow people to express themselves in new ways and…

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New: See when your friends are online to DM

Today we’re making it easier to connect with friends on Instagram by showing you when they’re available to chat. When your friends are active on Instagram, you’ll see a green dot next to their profile picture in various spaces within the app, including the Direct inbox and your friend list when you share a post…

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Introducing the Questions Sticker

Today we’re introducing an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets your friends submit questions for you to answer. It’s a fun new way to start conversations with your friends so you can get to know each other better. Add a question sticker to your story by selecting it from the sticker tray after…

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Introducing Video Chat, a New Explore, and More

Last month, we announced that new updates were coming to Instagram to bring you even closer to the people and things you love. These updates — including Video Chat, topic channels in Explore, and new camera effects for Stories — are rolling out today. Video Chat in Instagram Direct Now, you can video chat in…

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Welcome to IGTV

    Update: We launched IGTV at an event in San Francisco featuring many of the Instagram creators who’ll make IGTV great. Check out the video of the event to learn what IGTV is, how it works and see it come to life.  Today, we have two big announcements to share. First, Instagram is now a…

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Introducing @mention Sharing

Starting today, when someone mentions you in their story, you’ll be able to share that photo or video into your own story. So, when you’re caught up in a soccer game or focused on a big project and you don’t take out your phone, you can still share the moment. When someone mentions you in…

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Celebrating #Pride2018 on Instagram

This year, we’ve seen young leaders step up like never before, raising their voices and organizing around the initiatives and causes that matter most to them. Instagram is a home for diverse youth activism and expression, and to help knit the community closer together, we gathered together five young leaders from the LGBTQ+ community in…

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New: Share Feed Posts to Stories

Today, we’re introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story. When you come across something in feed that inspires you — like a post from a friend raising money for a cause or a photo of a new design from your favorite brand — you can now quickly share that post…

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Introducing the Emoji Slider

Today, we’re introducing the emoji slider sticker — a fun new way to interact with your friends on Instagram. The emoji slider lets you ask more nuanced questions when you want to find out how your friends feel about something — like how 🔥 an artist’s new single is or how 🌶 they like their…

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Improvements to Stories Uploads

Today we’re introducing a few updates that make it faster and easier to upload photos and videos to your stories. You’ll now be able to upload multiple photos and videos to your story all at once. Whether you want to preview your entire story to make sure it’s just right or you’re waiting for a…

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