Instagram this week announced that users can now add photos or videos that are more than 24 hours old to Stories.

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Instagram removing the 24-hour limitation reflects a continued assault on Snapchat, which should come as no surprise given Instagram has essentially been copying Snapchat for well over a year.

Just like you normally would, swipe up from the camera to open your Camera Roll or tap the gallery icon. Scroll to choose your photo or video, and tap to select what you want to share to your story, which still disappears after 24 hours itself.

If you choose a photo or video that's more than 24 hours old, you'll automatically see a new sticker that helps you add context for when it was taken. The sticker can be rotated, resized, or removed as usual.

The updated version of Instagram is available now on the App Store [Direct Link].

Top Rated Comments

Mizouse Avatar
87 months ago
You couldn't do this before?

Hmm I'm pretty sure Ive added pictures older than 24hrs to my IG story. :-/

I prefer the way IG does pictures added to your story. I dislike the Snapchat "added from camera roll" white border thing when you add a picture.
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OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
87 months ago
Catch up to Snapchat? Instagram passed them long ago. Snapchat growth has stopped (which is why their stock dropped 20% this week) and Instagram keeps growing.

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