Instagram’s latest feature lets you create group stories with friends

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Instagram Stories gets more interesting as the feature welcomes a new update that lets you create group. What that means is that you can now create a new private group where you and your friends can collaborate.

The feature was spotted by Twitter user Vikki who took to her Twitter page to share the screenshot. In a brief description according to the screenshot, Instagram said: “you can now collaborate on a private story with friends. Create a group so that members can see and add to the story.”

Group stories is one in several efforts being made by Instagram to keep the conversation going. Users can easily create a private group and invite their friends and persons of similar interest to collaborate with.

It is not clear at this time if group stories is being rolled out in phases and if it is available to every user. However, it would serve as a useful tool for brands to build a network or loyal followers and customers around their products and services.

Do let us know if you have spotted the group stories feature and your first impression about using it. Feel free to share your views with us by using the comment box below.

In a bid to keep improving Stories, Instagram has reportedly launched a new “Shoutouts” feature. The Shoutouts feature will present users an opportunity to reach out to their loved ones during different occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and many others. I have not been able to confirm if this feature is a full roll out or still being tested.

The Stories feature is already popular as it is, but adding the Shoutouts feature could make it even more popular. It is too early however, to assume that Instagram may want to monetize Shoutouts; but I would not bet against it. Since there is no official statement yet, it is too early to reach a conclusion on what more can be done with Shoutouts.

Lately, we also told you that Instagram is adding a new feature that will keep your account clean and looking organized. A screenshot posted by social media commentator Matt Navarra on his Twitter page, shows how followers are now being sorted according to categories.

This could serve as a big opportunity for online marketers using the platform to market their products and services to identify major targets. The ability to reach targeted audience at the right time is always an issue for many marketers, and this option might just be perfect for everyone.

For now, no word on whether this is just a test or a feature that is already rolling out. Nonetheless, it looks like one that might be of immense benefit when it is eventually rolled out to everyone on the Facebook-owned ephemeral picture sharing app.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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