What does "my story" mean on Instagram?

What does "my story" mean on Instagram?

When you post a photo or video to your story, it will appear on your profile (a colorful ring will appear around your profile picture, and people can tap it to see your story) and at the top of your followers' feeds (your profile picture will appear in a row at the top of your followers' feeds, and they can tap it to see if you have posted anything). Your story can contain up to 10 photos or videos.

Your story is different from any other post on Instagram. When you share a photo or video through your story, it stays on your profile for seven days before it disappears. During this time, you can add text annotations to the photo or video, like names of people in the photo. You can also include links back to websites or other social media profiles. There are three ways to share content with your story: take a new photo or video, select an existing one, or send a direct message.

You can only add comments to someone's photo or video when they post it, not during the week it is sharing its story. And you can only reply to comments on a person's photo or video when they post it, not during the week it is sharing its story.

If you delete your story, then the photos or videos within it will be deleted too. However, the shared story itself will not be deleted; you can reuse it later by posting again.

Instagram users can follow others to see their stories.

How do you post your story on Instagram?

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  1. Go to Instagram.com.
  2. Go to developer mode on either Safari or Google Chrome (see above section if you need help).
  3. Click on the camera in the top left.
  4. Choose an image or video you’d like to add to your story.
  5. Tap Add to your story at the bottom.

What is an Instagram avatar?

When someone views your feed, the first thing they notice is your profile image, which tells them about you and your company. And your Instagram profile photo is also what distinguishes you in the Instagram Stories stream! So it's important that you choose your image wisely.

Your profile picture can be up to 600 x 600 pixels, and while it can be any type of file or image, it has to be 2048 bytes or less in size. It's recommended to use PNG files with a background color if you want to make your image more visible. There are two ways to use this image on your account:

1 You can upload a new one. To do this, go to your Account Settings page and click on "Add new item". Here you will find all the available file types for your profile image and the sizes they can come in. Select a file and click "Continue". Your image will then be uploaded and you will be taken back to your timeline.

2 If you want to use a part of an existing website as your profile photo, you can do so by creating a custom banner. For example, if you own a food blog, you could use an image from there as your profile photo.

What are the stories on Instagram?

"Instagram Stories" are vertical photographs or videos of up to 15 seconds in length that expire 24 hours after they are posted. They are presented at the top of an active user's app while they are signed in, rather than in the feed, and may be tapped through to see. Users can add text, filters, and stickers to their stories, just like regular posts.

Stories were introduced into the iOS App Store in August 2016, and became available for Android a month later. The feature was initially met with skepticism from users who wondered why Instagram would want to delete photos after only 24 hours. However, the service has since become one of the most popular features among users, with over 1 billion stories being uploaded so far.

The service has also been used by many celebrities to share behind-the-scenes images from the set of their movies or television shows, or to offer a preview of what's coming up in their lives (such as vacations or trips).

In January 2017, it was reported that Instagram Stories had surpassed Facebook's own similar feature to become the most-used social media app with more than 100 million daily users. It is not known how much ownership of the feature belongs to Facebook, but it is assumed to be a relatively small fraction due to its popularity.

Users can follow other people's stories instead of their feed, which helps to keep track of what's happening in their lives.

How do you repost someone’s story?

Follow these instructions to repost someone else's photo or video as your Instagram story.

  1. Open Instagram and select the photo or video that you want to repost.
  2. Hit the Share icon right below the post > tap Add Post to Your Story > tap Your story.

How do you see mentions on Instagram stories?

Instagram recently improved the tracking of story mentions for artists and corporate accounts. Any story that references you is now shown at the top of the Activity tab. Tap the heart icon, then mentions under Stories About You, to access Stories About You. Here you'll find all the stories mentioning your name or account over time.

What does "embed" on Instagram mean?

Your Instagram username displays alongside your linked photo or video, and clicking on the Instagram logo takes them to your Instagram.com profile, where they can discover more of your photographs and videos. They can also click through to any other websites which you have embedded content from.

Embedding is a way for you to make your website or blog look like it's part of Instagram. When someone clicks on an image or video with embedding capabilities from within Instagram, their browser will open up to the webpage with the selected image or video playing in the background.

There are two ways to embed content onto Instagram: manually and via API. We'll discuss both methods below.

Can you share someone else’s story on Instagram?

You may share other people's posts to your Instagram Story in the same way: click the paper airplane icon beneath the content and pick the option to add it to your Story. For what it's worth, you can't share photos and videos from other people's Instagram stories on your own.

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Victor Phelps

Victor Phelps is a lifestyle writer who loves to talk about food, fashion, and travel. He's always trying to learn more about the world around him so he can share that knowledge with others. Victor spends his free time reading books on psychology, which helps him understand people's motives and how they think.

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