If you're anything like me then you were thrilled when Instagram Stories came out. First of all, it meant I could stop pretending that I understood how to use Snapchat and I felt so much less pressure to take a perfectly constructed and posed photo. Now I could just live my life and share it with the world. Well, live my life while doing something really cool usually and while holding and filming it. Totes normal.
I would love watching my story for the next 24 hours and seeing people react to it, but then suddenly it would be gone and unless I had photos or a saved video, it was like it never happened. But good news my fellow vain millennials. Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows you to save your stories for the rest of time.
You can save them under the "Stories Archive" section (privately) or "Stories Highlights" section (publicly.) Plus, you have the option to share them on your profile whenever you want. No more having to remember to download your stories or take a video on your phone. Now you never have to actually remember anything because it will be preserved on your phone. So barring some sort of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless situation on your phone, this will definitely bring me some security.
Even though a picture can sometimes capture 1000 words, sometimes a series of photos with random words and filters plus a video can capture more. This new feature helps to make your profiles a little less polished and maybe a bit more of an accurate reflection of you as a person. After all, like sands through the hourglass, Instagram Stories are the days of our lives.
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