Can you imagine paying to see Instagram Stories? Well, the option is just around the corner. After some reports from earlier this year, it looks like Instagram is now just a step away from launching its own paid subscription service.
Adding links to Stories used to be reserved only for “the chosen ones.” But now Instagram is finally enabling everyone to add links to their Stories and redirect their audience to their work outside the platform. At the same time, some changes are coming to the feature, but it will be available to many more users than before.
Lighting isn’t something that many of us take into consideration for our social media. Sure, if we’re posting photographs of our clients to social media, they’re already lit anyway, but if we’re shooting images or videos that are just for social media, it’s usually ignored. Because, well, it’s just social media, right?
Well, there’s a lot you can do in terms of lighting for social media that’s fairly simple to achieve. You can do it with some relatively inexpensive gear and it’s pretty easy to set up, too. In this video, Mark Wallace walks us through a number of different types of lights and lighting setups to show how we can get the most out of our setups for social media.
Instagram’s swipe-up links in Stories are about to disappear. The app is ditching this format in favor of something new – link stickers. Some users are already seeing the change and using it. However, many have been left without an option to add links to their Stories until the new feature is officially rolled out.
Instagram Stories are a great way to be on your audience’s radar and to communicate with your followers. From now on, you’ll be able to reach much more of them even if you don’t share a common language. Instagram has enabled automatic translation in Stories, and it’s already available for all users worldwide.
Instagram is testing a new “Reshare” feature for adding the posts you like to your Stories. It sounds like this will make sharing easier, right? Well, no – it’s actually made to make it harder and more complicated.
Instagram has started rolling out a new look for how we view Instagram Stories on the desktop. It’s been testing the redesign for a little while now, but now it appears to be getting implemented into actual live accounts.
Rather than the usual single card that pops up for your current story, now you get a new carousel-style look with previous and next buttons, pause, play and audio buttons. Clicking on another story to either side of the one you’re watching also immediately takes you to that story, making it very quick and easy to scan the Stories feed.