March 29, 2017
Starting today, when scrolling through posts in your home feed, you’ll see a colorful story ring around profile photos from people you follow if they have a new story for you to watch. Simply tap the story ring and you’ll go directly into your friend’s story. When you’re done watching, the story will close and you’ll be back on their post in feed. As always, if you’d like to visit the person’s profile, tap the username on the post.
You can share all your everyday moments to your story, from hanging out at the park to silly selfies. This change makes it easier to discover and watch stories from your friends and helps you navigate seamlessly between feed and stories.
To learn more about today’s updates, check out help.instagram.com.