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Instagram is bringing big changes to Stories

Written by Kamil Arli

When you thought Instagram Stories was a Snapchat clone with little reason to pull you in, the company announces some pretty significant changes heading to the platform.

In an effort to increase engagement with the feature, the photo app added tagging, links and Boomerang support to Stories in an update rolling out Thursday.

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 With the update, users can tag accounts within their Stories just like they’d tag accounts in a photo or video post. When an account is tagged in a Story, tapping their username will link to their account page.

Interestingly, unlike photo tagging, being tagged in a Story will notify you within a direct message with the person who tagged you (if a friend tags you in a normal photo post, the notification will appear in your main activity feed.)

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Tags aren’t the only new way you can interact with Stories. Instagram is also adding the ability to link to web pages within Story posts — for verified account holders. (Instagram says this feature is for verified accounts only for now since it’s still a test but that could change at some point in the future.)


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