Instagram updates Explore with new location and hashtag stories

Snapchat unveils custom Stories
Snapchat unveils custom Stories
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24 May, 2017

While the news has recently been filled more with Instagram's copies of Snapchat's features, here's a chance for Snapchat to capture back some of the spotlight.

Third, on Instagram, people can only opt out of their post being added to a Location or Hashtag Story after it's been posted; on Snapchat, the process is opt-in. Snapchat is an application which helps to upload your stories or pictures and share it with your contacts. Your footage will be added to that city's Explore story.

From today, users will see new story rings at the top of Explore, showing stories happening near your location.

If you'd like to see the new features in action, can check out the Snap video below - complete with handsome young people traveling far and wide to find the best locations to send snaps from. My Story was developed for the individual user, while Live Stories was created for a community of users and Publisher Stories was made for the Snap's publisher partners, wrote White.

Snapchat users can now create Stories in collaboration with other users for the first time, the social media app has announced.

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Instagram's Location Stories will appear on Explore tab (left), and both Location and Hashtag Stories will appear atop search results.

If you want to be included, just add a location sticker or hashtag to your story. While the app already allows searching for location and hashtag-specific photos and videos, the functionality was until Tuesday limited to content that users posted to their main feed.

Stories disappear if no one has contributed within a 24-hour window.

Now, Instagram is again, blatantly rolling out another feature that does more or less exactly the same thing.

Now upload your stories of birthdays, night outs and many more snaps on Snapchat.


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