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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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Introducing Focus

Now you can instantly take portraits of yourself or friends that you’ll want to share — with the new “Focus” camera format. When you open the camera, you’ll see “Focus” next to “Superzoom” under the record button. Take a selfie or switch to the back-facing camera to find a friend. As soon as there’s someone…

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Introducing Type Mode in Stories

Today, we’re introducing “Type” mode in stories, a new way to share anything that’s on your mind with creative text styles and backgrounds — no photo or video required. Now, you can turn your most random thoughts into something colorful and expressive. When you open the camera, you’ll see “Type” next to “Normal” under the…

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Introducing GIF Stickers

Now you can add fun, expressive GIF stickers to any photo or video in your story. When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in stories, you’ll now see a new GIF option. Tap it to open a library full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers powered by GIPHY. You…

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Creative Tools for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, you’ll see a few new creative tools to help you turn any moment into something fun and entertaining. New Superzoom Effects If you’ve been playing with Superzoom to record funny videos with dramatic sound, you can now try out new zoom and sound effects. Tap the music icon to…

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Introducing Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

Today we’re introducing two new tools that let you hold on to your favorite moments from Instagram Stories and share them in ways that help you express yourself. Stories Highlights is a new part of your profile where you can express more of who you are through stories you’ve shared. And to help you build…

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Introducing New Stickers for Thanksgiving

Today we’re launching a new set of stickers to help celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. From expressive turkeys and decorative gourds to a pumpkin spice latte for warming up as autumn draws to a close, these stickers help you add a little extra creativity to the moments you share throughout the holiday.

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Expanding Uploads from your Camera Roll

Starting today, you can add photos and videos to your story, even if you took them more than 24 hours ago. Now, you’ll be able to easily find and choose anything from your camera roll and share it instantly with friends. Just like you normally would, swipe up from the camera to open your camera…

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Introducing Superzoom and Halloween Creative Tools

Just in time for Halloween, you’ll see some new creative tools to help you turn any moment into something fun and entertaining: a new camera format called “Superzoom” and Halloween-inspired face filters and stickers. Superzoom Superzoom is an easy way to record a funny video with dramatic sound effects.When you open the camera, you’ll see…

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A New Face Filter to Brighten up the Moment

Today, you’ll see a new face filter that lets you brighten up the moment by placing a beam of light on your selfie or the world around you — even if the sun isn’t shining. Tap the light to change between the vertical and horizontal orientation or tap anywhere on the screen to move it….

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