Instagram testing group story feature | Inquirer Technology

Instagram testing group story feature despite Facebook ditching it

/ 09:31 PM October 08, 2019

Instagram stock photo

A reverse software engineer reported that the social media platform Instagram is currently testing Group Stories.

Jane Manchun Wong, who is notable for finding unannounced upcoming features and security vulnerabilities within an application’s code, took to Twitter last Sunday, Oct. 6 to share her discovery.



This comes as a surprise considering that in September, Facebook discontinued Group Stories after having launched the feature less than a year ago. Though the company did not offer a reason behind its shutdown, it is likely due to the stories not being popularly used.

In any case, a similar feature currently exists in Instagram’s test code according to Wong. In the same way users can currently share content to their own stories, they would be able to “Share to Group Story.”

While there is no word on whether or not this feature will reach the public, it likely has a better chance to succeed on the image-focused Instagram over Facebook. RGA


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