Instagram now allows you to reply with photos, videos and Boomerangs to individual stories with the latest update. The new feature will be available as a part of Instagram version 10.28 on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
With the latest update, one will find a camera icon at the bottom left corner of each story (right next to message box). Once you tap on the camera button, you will come across different tools like stickers, face filters, Boomerangs and Rewind, through which one can reply to a story. Further, replies also include a sticker of the story that you can move around and resize.
Whenever a friend replies to your story with a photo or video, you will be able to see it in your inbox. Once you tap to view the reply, you will see a sticker of the story that is only visible to you.
Recently, the brand introduced the ability to send website links in Instagram Direct with an update. Starting with the orientation feature, users can now send a permanent photo or video to their friends in Direct without cropping it. Earlier, it was not possible to send an image or a video in its original form as one need to square. This is a welcome move as it will help people to share images without cropping it.
Secondly, the company has added the support for links in Direct. This will allow users to share website links with friends and preview them directly from the third. Further, one can also see links for phone numbers and addresses.
Instagram recently introduced a host of new features to further improve the user experience of its mobile apps. The latest update brings different sets of face filters in the camera, a new Rewind feature in videos, hashtag sticker and a new eraser brush. In order to use these features, users need to update their app to the latest version 10.21. The update is available for both iOS and Android users.