Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#TechTipTuesday: Instagram Stories

Instagram recently released some new features to it's Stories function.

Instagram Stories for those of you not yet familiar with it, is a quick and simple way to share photos or videos within Instagram that are available to be viewed for a limited amount of time. (24hrs after posting) 

You can access this feature at the top of your Instagram feed.

Why create a story? Simply put, it's quick, in the moment, and allows you to share in excess without overloading your Instagram feed.

The latest feature they've added allows you to use any picture you've taken over the past 24 hours.

To access and use this new feature, click the add to story button(pictured above) which will launch the camera function within Instagram.

This will bring up a selection of photos you've taken over the past 24 hours that you can then add to your story, which will look something like this:

Add a photo you took in the morning later in the day or just use the live camera mode to start capturing and sharing moments from your day.

Protip: Instagram Stories is designed for photos and videos to be taken in Portrait mode (Holding the phone up and down, as opposed to landscape). So if you want to upload photos later instead of doing live pictures I suggest you take them in Portrait mode.

Happy Story Telling!

As always,
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