While Snapchat struggles to nab more users, Instagram is steaming ahead of the only method it knows how: By copying Snapchat. The Facebook-owned service is adding a feature to its (vastly more popular) take on Stories that is all regarding throwbacks. The update basically allows you to add pics and videos to your Story that are more than twenty-four hours old — a function that was oddly amiss in the past. That way, the entire camera roll is available #FlashbackFridays posts.
Starting these days, you’ll add photos and videos to your story, even though you took them more than twenty-four hours ago. Now, you’ll be able to simply find and select anything from your camera roll and share it instantly with friends.
Just like you usually would, swipe up from the camera to open your camera roll or tap the gallery icon. Scroll to choose your image or video, and tap to pick what you wish to share.
If you select a photograph or video that’s more than twenty-four hours old, you’ll automatically see a new sticker that helps you add context for when it was taken. as with all stickers, you’ll rotate, resize or remove the date sticker from your story before you share.
These updates available for iOS and Android.