Instagram confirms it's working on a "Vertical Stories" feed

Sharing feed posts as stories has not been disabled yet in India

Instagram has confirmed it is working on a new vertical Stories feed, giving its app more of a TikTok feel.

"This is an early prototype and is not now testing on Instagram", a company spokesperson was quoted as saying. Re-sharing of feed posts on stories is a common practice so it remains to be seen if the company will roll out this feature globally to all users or not. This content disappears after a relatively short period of time, and is great for posts that you want others to see, but don't want to drop it in your subscribers' feeds. Even Snapchat is borrowing ideas from TikTok.

While this feature is still not confirmed and is under testing features, there is no say in whether this will get approved or not, because a large part of the population while hate seeing posts from feed on stories the other half is habitual of doing it.

The report additionally suggetss that Instagram is encouraging users to post more original content on Stories instead of sharing the feed posts as Stories.

So you might start seeing a lot more reshares in your stories from an entirely different social media platform.

TikTok's growing popularity, however, has forced the rival social networking platforms to launch something similar. An Instagram notification read, "We hear from our community that they want to see fewer feed posts in stories".

Many people browse Instagram from their desktops while at work, as it might be prohibitive or too visual to take out their smartphone. While Instagram keeps on adding new features and love when people take interests in the newly introduced features it wants, it also wants it users to understand and use each feature for what it was built for.

While his comments were focused on the confusion between Instagram's normal video posts and IGTV, there's also significant overlap between Instagram's Stories' vertical video content and Reels. The vertical feed appears to be inspired by TikTok's popular vertical video feed format.



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