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Instagram Sets to Introduce Liking Stories on New IG

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Today, the American photo and video sharing social networking service, Instagram, has announced that its new IG will be equipped with “Liking Stories.”

The information was contained in a Twitter post shared early this morning by Jack Harwood.

“Now you can like stories” @JackHarwood

“We’re testing a way to react to stories without sending a direct message. Only the person sharing the story can see that you liked it.” He tweeted.

Recall that last month, Social Media Today published that Instagram is testing Likes on Stories.

With these new features, users can now respond to a Story with a quick emoji response, which is then sent to the creator via DM, while you can also type in a direct response message that’s also delivered to their inbox.

Instagram’s liking Stories will provide an easy, quick way to engage with a Stories post, without having to clog up the creator’s inbox with reactions.

As you can recall that in 2019, Instagram disabled public Like counts on feed posts, before allowing users to select whether or not to display likes, rather than completely removing the option.

The new Stories-like button would appear beside the message box at the bottom of the Stories display.


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