Plus, the Boomerang app will be embedded within Instagram Stories too.
Instagram launched Boomerang more than a year ago, and now you can use it without having to download a separate app. Boomerang stitches together a burst of photos into a GIF-like "mini video", which plays forward and backward.
"It will enable users to be "@ mentioned" in someone's story. But if all goes well, hopefully we'll all be able to link away in our Stories at will. Links in stories will begin as a test with verified accounts only. Owned by Facebook, which has made Live a central feature of its platform, Instagram's decision to develop its own take on video streaming feels only natural. They just need to swipe right from their feed to open the stories camera. It's possible Instagram could take a similar approach with live video, but given the app has yet to integrate Stories with its parent network, there's nothing to suggest it would do the same for live.
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"Just add the @username to the text in your story". But that's not to say Snapchat still doesn't have a leg up on Instagram Stories in the feature department.
You can also now mention specific people in your stories, just like you can in captions and comments.
Finally, Instagram has added the Boomerang function into stories. When they are clicked, visitors will see those profiles in popup windows.
This week, Instagram also revealed that its United Kingdom community has grown to more than 18 million monthly users - an increase of 29% in one year. Judging by what we have seen of these features so far, they may actually change the way we use Instagram.