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Making Explore an Even Better Home for Your Interests

People turn to Explore when they want to branch out from the accounts they already follow on Instagram. Today we’re announcing new designs in Explore, bringing you more ways to discover photos, videos, products and Stories relevant to your interests. When you go to Explore, you’ll now see a newly designed navigation bar, which features…

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Connecting You With Friends, Family and Interests on Instagram

People come to Instagram to be with their close friends. They stay to be inspired by art, fashion, sports and entertainment — as well as the people behind those crafts. Enabling expression and fostering those connections are at the heart of Instagram, and today we’re announcing new ways to strengthen those connections with the people…

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New Ways to Interact on Instagram

Starting today, you’ll see new ways to interact with your friends and form a deeper connection with the people you follow on Instagram. You can now use the questions sticker for music recommendations in Stories or to connect in the moment with people you follow on Live. You’ll also see a new interactive sticker in…

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Share with Your Close Friends on Instagram Stories

Starting today, you can make a close friends list on Stories and share with just the people you’ve added. Instagram Stories has become the place to express yourself and share everyday moments, but our community has grown and sometimes what you want to share isn’t for everyone. With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to…

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Sharing Your Election Day Excitement on Instagram

For Election Day, we’re introducing two new ways for people in the US to share their voting excitement on Instagram: an “I Voted” sticker and a “We Voted!” story at the front of your stories bar. We’ve seen our community use Instagram to share that they voted with friends and family — and we’re thrilled…

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New Ways to Shop on Instagram

Instagram is the best place to connect with your friends and interests all in one place – and shopping is an essential, growing part of the Instagram community. In fact, more than 90 million accounts now tap to reveal tags in shopping posts on Instagram every month. Today we’re announcing two updates that make it…

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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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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 Music in Stories

Today, we’re introducing music in Instagram Stories. Now you can add a soundtrack to your story that fits any moment and helps you express how you’re feeling. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and we’re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers. When…

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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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