Instagram as a social media network is one that promotes sharing of pictures with numerous followers. Even though users are also allowed to share videos, such videos are limited to a duration of about 1 minute per se. There is always the urge from Instagram account owners to do more other than just post plain pictures. Instagram stories are one of the ways Instagram has made it possible for users to further express themselves through photos and even videos.

Instagram Stories - How to View Instagram stories, And How it Works

The Instagram stories work in a very cool way. Every Instagram subscriber has the privilege of adding Instagram stories to their profile at any time of the day. The story will be visible to all their followers but will only up for 24 hours. After 24 hours the story disappears. At every point in time when a user decides to put up Instagram stories, he or she has the liberty to add more than one story. In fact, they can add as many as possible.

Where to Find Instagram stories.

It is a known fact that posting photos which are the main essence of Instagram is best done using a mobile device that is the Android, iPhone, or iPad devices. On your Instagram feed on your mobile device, just above the posts of all followers that are arranged on your feed, you will find a list of stories that had been put up by these followers. Check the extreme left of this story bar to do over your profile picture in a circle with a + sign just beneath the circle. This is the where you add your story(s) from.

How to View Instagram stories, And How it Works

It is very easy to use Instagram stories. All you have to do is follow the procedure below:

  • Log on to the official Instagram website on instagram.com.
  • Log in to your account by providing your username and password.
  • On your Instagram page, check the top corner to see the Instagram stories of your followers.
  • Scroll the far left of this story bar to locate your profile picture with a + sign just beneath it.
  • Click on this to start your Instagram story.

Kindly note that the story comes in different forms. You can decide to select pictures from your camera roll to add to your Instagram story. You could also add short videos that had been stored in your camera earlier. An amazing twist to it is that you can take an instant picture or make an instant video right there and then be added to your story.

Other features on your Instagram stories include:

Type, where you can just post plain text as your story.

  • Boomerang.
  • Superzoom.
  • Rewind.
  • Normal.
  • Hands-free.
  • Stop motion and
  • Live.

All these features are placed to make your Instagram stories really interesting and for all your followers to have loads of fun alongside you. Please note that every Instagram stories last only for 24hours after which they disappear. However, there is a new development with an Instagram story right now. The Instagram stories archive stores all your stories for you such that you do not need to save them on your phone. Even when the story disappears after 24 hours, the archive will keep your story but it will be visible to you alone.