Instagram Stories now allows posting saved photos beyond 24 hours

You can now post throwback photos and videos on Stories extending beyond 24 hours.

  • Published: November 8, 2017 4:16 PM IST

Instagram cloning Snapchat has been working out pretty well for the photo sharing app. With 300 million daily active users, Instagram Stories have many mini-features tucked under it. Just recently, Instagram announced the launch Super Zoom and Stop Motion tools for Stories. Instagram has quietly made a change in Stories which will surely make a lot of users excited.

Instagram Stories allow users to capture images and videos and post them with a duration of 24 hours. You can also choose photos and videos from your gallery which have remained for the last 24 hours and not beyond that. You can tap on the icon just left to the capture button to check for recent media. If the image/video has stayed in your gallery for more than 24 hours then you can’t post it on Stories. Instagram has removed the time limit for posting content from your gallery.

Now if you tap on the gallery icon you’ll first see photos and videos from past 24 hours if there are any. Scroll down and you’ll see all your previous photos and videos dating beyond 24 hours. Instagram has also added a “throwback” feel to this. If you post any photo or video that has existed beyond 24 hours, a date sticker will automatically pop up on it. ALSO READ: Instagram Stories gets Stop-Motion to help create GIFs easily: Here’s how it works

The date when that photo or video was saved to your smartphone will appear against the content. You can tap on the date sticker for different colors and also resize or change its position like other stickers. Instagram also allows you to remove the date sticker if you wish to. ALSO READ: Instagram introduces Superzoom feature: Here’s how to use it 

This feature is currently live on iOS and Android as well. You will need to update Instagram to the latest version from App Store and Play Store to get this feature. Since Instagram maintains the 24 hour limit for Stories, it makes sense to extend it for older photos and videos. It’ll also help users who cannot post Stories immediately due to internet connectivity problems which seems to be a common occurrence. ALSO READ: Now you can cross-post your Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories

  • Published Date: November 8, 2017 4:16 PM IST