Earlier this week, Instagram revealed that its Stories feature has already reached and even exceeds a number of 200 million users active on a daily basis. This marks quite a rise from the 150 million utilizers reported back in January 2017.
Instagram Stories was released less than a year ago as it was made available in August 2016. Initially, the “Stories” format was introduced by another popular social media platform. Nonetheless, the Facebook-owned Instagram surpassed this former as following its latest users report.
As it is, Instagram’s format is quite the success story. The service presented an impressive growth, especially considering the fact that it was launched on August 02nd, 2016. By January 2017, in just 6 months, it had already reached 150 million daily users. Based on the latest update, the “Stories” feature makes up for around a third of Instagram’s 600 million total users.
Instagram Stories Came With An Updated Users Count And Also Some New Options
Besides announcing its popularity increase, Instagram also revealed that it would be releasing a series of new tools to its feature. Stories should now come with a new set of “stickers” which will reportedly make it even more appealing to its users. These will be easy to pin on a photo or video and can then be shared.
Besides the stickers, Stories will also be launching some new Geostickers. They will now be available for Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, and London. These labels were specifically designed by artists native to the respective cities. As such, as they are applied over a photo, the Geostickers will also offer users the chance to learn more about the respective location by simply tapping on the artwork.
Instagram also announced the “Selfie stickers” feature, which was presented as follows.
“When you take a photo/video and tap the smiley face, you’ll see the new selfie stickers with your profile photo that lets you capture a mini selfie.”
This selfie sticker can also be personalized by applying different frame styles or by adjusting its placement and size.
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