Instagram adds photo and video replies to Stories

From Engadget - July 6, 2017

Instagram's ephemeral Stories has been around for less than a year, but it's already beaten Snapchat at its own game. Today, the photo-sharing network is taking yet another swing at its rival with a new feature that lets you reply to Stories with a photo or video. That's right; in addition to writing a message reply, you can now also respond with an image of your very own.

Basically, now when you are watching a Story, there's a new camera button at the bottom of the screen. Tap that, and you can either snap a pic of yourself, record a video or take a Boomerang. You can even move and resize the Story image that you are replying to and insert that in your photo. Apply a variety of filters or stickers, and hit Send to ship your creation over to your friend. At the other end, your buddy will get your photo / video response in their Direct message inbox, along with the thumbnail of the original Story.


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