At this rate, we will probably lose count of the number of features Instagram has added to Stories since the feature was launched. The Facebook-owned subsidiary is at it again, and this time, it is reportedly testing a feature that will allow you to post questions to your Stories.
As spotted by Android Police, users will be allowed to ask specific questions, while viewers can then tap into the text box and respond with whatever answers they like.
Details are still sketchy, but the image as seen below didn’t provide any additional details to enable us have a clearer view of the feature being tested by the picture sharing app. However, there is a possibility that the feature will appear as a sticker in Instagram’s camera app.
A couple of weeks ago, Instagram rolled out a feature to allow users to quickly share post as a sticker to their stories for their friends and followers to see.
Simply tap the paper airplane button below the post, same way you would when sending it via Direct. Sitting at the top is an option that enables you to create a story. Once you tap the button, you will see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story. You have the option to rotate, scale and move sticker—and tap it to explore other styles.
All posts shared to stories will display the username of the original poster. This lays to rest the issue of not giving credit to the original owner of a content. As a matter of fact, Instagram says you can tap a post in a user’s stories to check out the original post and see more from the original owner.
Instagram will only allow you to share posts from public accounts, which means you won’t be able to share from those users that have set their accounts to private. If you don’t want your posts to be share by other users, simply opt out in Settings. The update is not yet available on iOS, but is available on Android.
The company has been in the news lately adding series of features and adding some innovative products too. Last June, Instagram launched IGTV, a long-form video features that will serve as a new way for online creators to make money while creating content for their followers to consume.
IGTV hosts video content of up to one hour in length, and anyone can upload videos either from Instagram or the dedicated app. Everything about your upload is mobile-related, which means the videos will be in portrait mode.
IGTV is made simple for every user, there is no need to search to start watching content from those you follow on Instagram. Among other things, you can swipe to discover more video content, switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching” among other features added to the app. Sending and liking videos you find interesting are also part of the newly launched app.