Instagram is copying yet another feature that Snapchat pioneered — Surprise

Don't fret: Here's how to add your Instagram Story to your location.

These stories can also be configured to allow friends of your friends to modify it. Let us know in the comments if the feature is live for you.

On the other hand, the location Explore feature will show you local stories depending on what city you're in.

According to Instagram, over 200 million people are using the Stories feature on a daily basis. Location Stories from nearby places (but not Hashtag Stories) will also appear featured in the Explore tab. Name your Story, invite the friends you want to participate, and Snapchat will create a 1-block geofenced around your current location. If you want to hide an individual post from search, go to the list of story viewers and tap "X" on the story. Where as, its rival app, Snapchat, has 161 Million active users. "Whether you're sitting on the couch at home or out and about, face filters help you express yourself and have playful conversations with friends". Boomerang works in a similar way but instead loops the short burst of recording back and forth. To overcome this situation, Snapchat introduces Limitless Snaps feature.

The stories will be pulled from anyone who is using geolocation stickers and hashtag stickers in the stories feature. If you use hashtags and location tags, and Instagram happens to need that content, your media can be added for the entire Instagram community to view it. Earlier this month, the company said snaps would no longer have a time limit, and added editing tools such as the ability to draw with emojis or erase an object in a photo.

This feature appears to solve the issue of having to ask your friends for photos and videos they took at an event you both attended.

The hands-free timer does what it says on the tin. The feature won't work if you're running a retro version! The user decides who can add to the Story and who can see it. Press the "tick" icon to automatically add the post to a Story in chronological order. Search it the same way you would to see posts tagged with that hashtag and select the hashtag in the list.

  • Arturo Norris