Sharing Instagram Stories by Direct Message

The Instagram launched on Tuesday (12) a feature that facilitates the sharing of stories by direct. That is, by direct message. With the news, it is possible to privately send a photo or video published in the Stories of a person you follow - be it for a single contact or a group of friends. The content is then shared by the chat and disappears when the story expires.

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It's worth noting that you can prevent your followers from sharing your stories. Just disable the feature in the "history settings". Also, if you have a private account, only your followers can see your story in direct. Here's how to use the new feature available for Android or iPhone (iOS) phones.

New Instagram feature lets you share Stories by direct message

Step 1. Open Instagram and view the story you want to send privately. Tap the sharing icon in the lower right corner of the screen;

Open the story you want to share

Step 2. Select a friend or group to send the story. If you want, you can add a message by tapping "Write a message";

Sending Story to a Friend

Step 3. Type the message, and then tap "Send." A confirmation message will appear at the top of the screen telling you that the story was sent;

Sharing history with your friends

Step 4. You can also check if the story was shared by going to Instagram Direct and opening the chat with the friend.

The story is sent via the Instagram Direct chat

Preventing followers from sharing their stories

Step 1. To prevent your followers from sharing their stories, go to Instagram settings. To do this, in your profile, touch on the gear icon;

Access Instagram Settings

Step 2. Go to "Story Settings" and disable the "Allow Sharing" option.

Disabling Story Sharing

Ready! Take advantage of tips to share stories with your friends privately and, if you like, prevent others from sharing your photos and videos.