Instagram Stories camera roll support finally arrives, giving users the option to include photos and videos older than 24 hours…
Instagram Stories debuted last August. Since that time, the social feature has risen to claim the mantle of most used, outperforming competitor Snapchat by a wide margin. In fact, Instagram Stories now claims 250 million DAUs, or daily active users, while rival Snapchat only has 166 million.
Instagram Stories Camera Roll Support Now Available
However, regardless of its success, the feature remained limited in one aspect. Users could only include photos and videos taken in the past 24 hours. Now, that limitation is gone. The Facebook subsidiary just introduced Instagram Stories camera roll support. And, it allows users to include any content, even if it’s more than 24 hours old.
Many users have requested this option and it might encourage more people to use Stories. What’s more, it’s super easy to use. Post a new story and swipe to access the device’s camera roll. Select any video or picture, edit if desired, then add to the story.
The reason for the change is due to user behavior. Many studies reveal younger users frequently posted Stories only to delete them in the main feed. With this option, this trend is more likely to change. Plus, it gives users ample freedom to choose what they’d most like to share in a different format.
What’s unclear is how users will react. This might create two sets of users: those who post to the main feed and those who post to Stories.