Sharing Instagram Stories Directly With Friends Just Got Easy

Isaac Cain
September 12, 2017

The direct message icon will now appear whenever you watch a Story. "Starting today, you can share stories with your friends in Direct". Stories now boasts more than 250 million daily active users, a higher number than Snapchat's entire audience.

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Instagram has been showing ads in its Stories since March of this year, but it's been pretty obvious they're ads - they're often pre-produced clips that were obviously shot and edited with professional equipment. This way you can keep your stories limited for public and not for the personal messages. When the story expires, or disappears from the app, it will also disappear from the direct inbox and message thread.

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First, you have to go to the Instagram's homepage where you could see all the stories live on the homepage. If you don't see the user you want to share the story with in the list provided you can also search their user name in the search bar. You can disable this for your own profile if you don't want followers to share your content without permission. Photo: Instagram Once you select who you want to share with, you can also write a message if you want to give some context for why you're sending the story. Under "account" you should see "story settings".

Once you select the profile or group, you could see Send button at the bottom of the page in blue color.

The latest step is also along the same lines, though it might be a cause for concern for some users since Instagram is now enabling users to share other users' stories through Direct messages. The feature will definitely help people to see what they liked in a recent time.

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