Facebook might have just launched its own stories globally, but Instagram is going one step further, starting to show you when people you follow have new stories. Not just at the top of your home feed, but while you scroll as well.
Instagram isn’t content with people finding each others’ stories at the top of their home feed. Now, as you scroll through your home feed, you will notice a colourful “story ring” around the profile photos of people who have a new story for you to see. By tapping on the profile photo, you are taken to that person’s story, which you can view as usual.
You can also just slide back to your home feed, or wait until the story ends. When you go back, you land right back on that person’s post in the feed, but the story ring will disappear from around their profile photo.close