Instagram’s Stories platform has recently started to undergo changes in a rather quiet manner. It has already been experienced by a few users who are concerned about excessive posts being visible.
Today, Instagram has become an integral part of cultural life. Social media has revolutionized the way people interact and opened up a whole new way of staying in touch.
Instagram Stories have become one of the most prominent features of Instagram over the years. A user can share their posts for 24 hours after which they disappear.
The current limit for the number of Stories a user can share at one time is 100. Instagram will still limit the number of Stories that become directly visible through the dedicated Stories Bar, but this number is likely to remain the same.
Users can tap away and view all the Stories shared by the accounts they follow for a period of time before automatically shifting to the next one. Users will now only be able to view a maximum of three stories before moving on to the next account they follow.
While the “Show All” option will remain available, it will require users to tap on a dedicated button to see all posts beyond the first three.
It is clear what this means. By doing this, users will be able to quickly browse the Instagram Stories of the accounts they follow, rather than spending hours on a single spammy account.
It becomes problematic when one considers how creators use Instagram. The group relies on (sometimes several) Stories to promote their content and generate revenue.
For now, there is no clear timeline for when the layout update will be implemented. Some tweaks may still be added in the future.
Instagram Stories are likely to be perceived differently if the change is indeed rolled out on a large scale. It is important that users consider how they will make the most of their three posts.