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Instagram ‘Stories’ now allows content older than 24 hours

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Instagram ‘Stories’ now allows content older than 24 hours

/ 02:04 PM November 10, 2017

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Instagram’s nifty expiring post format, “Stories,” has added a new dimension when it comes to sharing content online.

Although it prevents users from “over-posting” stuff on their feed, the feature only allows videos or pictures taken within the past 24 hours.

The image-sharing platform is now forgoing the restriction, as it will now allow users to upload content regardless of the time it was posted.

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According to The Verge, users had to re-save, screenshot or edit the metadata on the image or video to go around the limitation.

The restraint was initially practiced as a way to share and view a person’s day in real time, but Instagram has decided to lift the feature altogether since most users find a way around it anyhow.

Furthermore, Instagram will also proveide stickers and time stamps on both photos and videos, for users to not misinform their followers on the exact date a content was taken.

Instagram’s “Stories”  feature was  a direct rip-off from Snapchat’s disappearing content gimmick.

Since the format was introduced last year, Instagram has experienced a surge in the number of daily users, which now number 200 million. In contrast, Snapchat’s numbers have dwindled. Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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