Instagram stories started as a derivation of Snapchat & # 39; s very similar feature, but it has become incredibly popular with more than 500 million daily active story users worldwide. Stories provide a short-lived, more informal way to share content with your friends and followers that is not permanently featured in your Instagram feed. Stories can be shared with all your followers or with a select number via the good friends option. Because Instagram is owned by Facebook, you can also share your Instagram story directly with your Facebook story to reach your friends on both platforms.
Images and videos placed on your story remain visible for up to 24 hours; then they disappear forever – but you can open them from your private archive and even choose to permanently highlight certain stories as & # 39; highlights & # 39; to display on your profile page. You can also save your stories in your phone's photo library, by saving each image or video individually or downloading the entire story as one video. This is useful if you want to share the content with another social media platform such as Twitter. However, if you want to save someone else's story, it is a bit more complicated.
For still images, the easiest way to save a story is to simply take a screenshot. We have manuals for taking screenshots on iOS and Android, but the key with Instagram Stories is to first keep your finger or thumb on the screen – this stops the story and clears the user interface elements so that you can get a clean shot . Screen shots, however, don't really work for video stories; if you want to save the videos & # 39; s from others, you need a third-party app.
Go to the App Store and download Repost Story for Instagram. The app is fairly simple, just give it access to your photo library and then search for an Instagram username. With the app you can also view Stories anonymously, so that your loved one never knows that you are watching. The Story Creator tool also helps you re-create your old photo & # 39; s or video & # 39; s with a new date.
The Android app that we used is called Story Saver, available for free from the Google Play Store. Just like with Repost Story on iOS, you must log in to your Instagram account to get started. The main page shows all the stories that your followers have posted, but you can also search for other users in the search bar. Select the desired photo or video and then tap Save . The photo appears in the Story Saver folder when you view your photos. Regardless of how you save a story, it is best to ensure that you do so with the permission of the person who posted it. This is especially important if you are going to share the content in your own story or feed.
If you prefer to save stories on your computer, there are a few ways to do it. Perhaps the easiest way to use StoryDownloader is to create a website specifically for this task, as the name clearly implies. You may also want to try Story Saver, StoriesIG and Weynstag. At this type of downloader sites you simply enter a username and this gives an overview of the current stories of that user. Tap the download button to save it on your computer.
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