At long last, Instagram’s 24-hour limit is no more. You can now upload content older than 24 hours to Instagram Stories. The company says that this new function is mainly added to focus on throwback memories.
While uploading a story on Instagram, you’re able to swipe up on the screen, as you normally do, for viewing the entire gallery of memories saved on your smartphone. Selecting a video or an image will automatically show a date sticker. However, you can remove it if you want. You can also resize and rotate the date sticker before sharing your story.
The new Instagram feature is available for both Android as well as iOS users. The social media network is also providing a feature allowing you to cross-post Instagram Stories on Facebook and FB Messenger.
How to Upload Content Older Than 24 Hours to Instagram Stories?
In order to upload content older than 24 hours to Instagram Stories, open the camera roll by swiping up from your camera. Alternatively, you can also tap on the gallery icon to search for photos or videos you want to upload to your story. Actually, the process is same that you would typically follow while uploading content not more than 24 hours old to your Stories. Now, for media content that hasn’t been taken in the last 24 hours, the app offers you the option to indicate when photos or videos were taken by using a new sticker.
In this way, you can now upload content older than 24 hours to your Instagram Stories. Till now, the workaround was to take a screenshot, re-save or edit the content’s metadata so that it appears in new your library, tricking Instagram into thinking you’d just captured some fresh new content.
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The fun of the disappearing story formats was first pioneered by Snapchat. Given that many users were discovering ways to get rid of the 24-hour limit, the company has decided to remove it in the new Instagram Stories update.
The new feature is a major symbolic move by the company to promote and embrace ephemeral sharing. Ever since its creation in last August, Instagram Stories has long been known as a real-time public timeline. The ability to upload older content will definitely encourage users to construct longer and more in-depth stories for their followers.
The social media tycoon has recently added new features to Stories with the aim of enhancing its overall user experience when it comes to sharing photos and videos. Earlier in September, it added the ability letting you share Stories directly with your friends and family via its Direct Messaging platform. Most recently, Instagram has introduced its sponsored post tools.
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