After changing its icon this year, creating Boomerang and allowing stories on Instagram, this online mobile video and photo sharing app released three new updates. Users or Instagrammers can now tag friends, use Boomerang in stories, and add URL links to their stories.
Based on recent reports from Techcrunch, beginning November 11, URL links can now be added to stories that viewers can browse without leaving the page. The app created a button and when clicked, will open another browser within Instagram.
It will instantly help the viewers to check the stories without opening another browser outside Instagram. The text "See More" will be seen at the bottom of any story. With this, lengthy URLs can be omitted from the screen but still allows viewers to check the actual URL upon tapping the "See More" button.
As previously reported by JobsnHire, since many online businesses are now into Instagram, they can maximize these updates. Such online businesses now have a better way to present their stories and tag their prospective clients.
Second notable addition to stories, users can now tag fellow Instagrammers. However, these features will only be available to verified accounts.
This update lessens the possibility that your friends won't be able to see your stories. This tool can also be used by amateurs or even professional story creators who opt to tag users directly. Upon tagging, Instagram will then notify them of such stories.
Just like the usual tagging, after creating a story, just type the username of the person you want to be mentioned or notified by typing "@" first. Once it's successfully done, you can proceed in posting your stories.
Lastly, Boomerang! Boomerang is a separate app before which allows users to create one-second video loops on Instagram posts. But now, even on stories, users can now use loops too.
When creating a new story, you can swipe from "normal" mode to "Boomerang mode. It's as easy as choosing a photo, video, or even filters in the old Instagram.
However, to be able to use Boomerang, of course, you need to install it separately first. Instagram is originally released in 2010. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger as a free mobile application. In April 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram.