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New Instagram Stories!

Have you seen the new Instagram Stories feature?
CLUE: it’s a bit like Snapchat.

Have you used it yet? What do you think?
Fun or yet another thing to add to your to-do list?

No, I haven’t seen it, I shall take a look :slight_smile:

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My 11yr old daughter told me about it! I’ve just had a look, not sure how much I’ll use it at present myself, I’m still trying to get to grips with Instagram itself and the time it takes for social media.

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Just had a look, don’t think it’s for me at present, but I’m sure some people will love it!

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I will use it, and I am sure I will love it eventually….something else new, to get to grips with… :smiley:

I’ve used it and think it’s probably better than Snapchat - I’ve thought about using SC for business but in order to have followers on there you’re really got to promote your account on other social media which IMO defeats the point, you can’t just stumble across people. With insta, I already have a bunch of followers! (I’m http://instagram.com/brmstudio/!)

If you need help getting your head around Instagram’s new Stories feature, this video tutorial by Xanthe Berkeley is fab.

http://www.xantheberkeley.com/the-new-instagram-update-instagram-stories/

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I’m not sure that it’s for me… perhaps if it starts to get very popular I’ll give it a go! I’ve never been a fan of Snapchat though!

Been having a play around after we’ve spent our day at Knole Park in Kent (with roaming deer - it was once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge). I’m bigbird_littlebird if anyone wants to have a nose. Bit confused at first - some of the text didn’t fit and I can’t work out why as it fitted OK on the photo. But then I’ve learnt how to shrink it, rotate it and paint behind it to make it stand out more on a pale background. Enjoyed it as it was a bit of fun!

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We’ve written a blog post now explaining more about Instagram Stories and how to use them.
Hopefully that will help if you haven’t tried them yet.

It’s here http://blog.folksy.com/2016/08/09/instagram-stories

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I think it works best with an upload of a short clip…