Instagram Stories is getting a huge redesign; here’s what to expect

Instagram Stories

Facebook-owned Instagram is all set to roll out a massive redesign which is expected to make it easier to watch all the favorite stories in one place. 

Julian Gamboa, Marketing and Social Media Manager at Adweek posted screenshots of the new layout on Twitter and wrote: “You have heard of two rows of Instagram Stories…Now prepare to SEE ALL STORIES.

As per the screenshots, the main feed may well have two rows of stories on the top of the screen. 

Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch that this is a testing feature that is currently available to a limited number of users temporarily. The company did not disclose any further details about the same but, then the ‘See all Stories’ has been going on for over a month now.

It should be mentioned here that all testing features might not be all rolled out, but the new and compact Instagram stories will be available in a new format soon globally. It is unknown at the moment as to when the company is planning to make it live for everyone.

In Q3 2019, Facebook labeled Stories as one of its one of its biggest growth areas and said that 3 million of its 7 million total advertisers were now advertising across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger Stories – all combined. 

By Q4, the number of advertisers using Story Ads had grown to 4 million.

Instagram reportedly is also working on a new feature which will be called video note for its standalone messaging app Threads which will help users stay connected to close or smaller circle of friends.

The new feature will allow us to automatically turn audio in videos to live captions. There will also be a video note feature that would also help Threads users understand what their friends actually mean to say which will help them respond clearly. 

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