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Instagram’s new tools will change your Stories game

New tools are in the pipeline for Instagram’s Stories and The Pack can’t wait to experiment with them!

The Facebook-owned app is stepping up its Stories game and is currently testing a few different options, as it wants to expand the possibilities of what users can do within the app.

“What are the new tools?”, we hear you asking.

First, there’s a text-only Stories option, which is called ‘Type’. This tool enables users to create a blank screen, over which you can overlay text.

Now we know this is a fairly basic tool, and something which users have been able to do manually since Stories was first introduced, but Instagram has added new text tricks and fonts, allowing you to create a unique Story masterpiece.

Like using GIFs? Well you’ll love this! According to TechCrunch, Instagram is also testing out a transparent background GIF library for Stories, in collaboration with Giphy! We imagine this is going to be a very popular addition.

But wait, there’s more! Instagram is looking at adding a new notification when someone takes a screenshot of your Story (you’ve been warned!).

These may only be small updates but we can’t wait to see how they will help firms enhance their Stories.

As a social media agency, we love having more creative options at our fingertips. If you need help to develop your business’ Stories game, throw us a bone on 01325 486666 or info@harveyandhugo.com to find out more.


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