Instagram Is Experimenting With A Multi-Stories Listing To Increase User Engagement

Most of the people love Stories, and soon users will be able to access Instagram Stories more quickly and conveniently. Ed Maughan, an Instagram user provided a screenshot shared by a social media expert, Matt Navarra, in which we can clearly see that the company is trying a new double-story Instagram Stories Feed for some people.

It has been reported by several other users that Instagram is displaying them a new Stories display. They started seeing the updated format this week.

However, it is still not clear how wide Instagram is testing the new option, and we also don’t know the specific regions or countries where users can access the new option. But Instagram is indeed testing the new layout, and it may also become the new normal for Instagram Stories if the company sees a positive response from Instagram users.

Jane Manchun Wong, a reverse engineering expert spotted the feature back in April which shows that the company has been working to add extra Stories bubbles for the past few months. Jane Manchun Wong also spotted another Instagram Stories test, which would make it convenient for you to switch between Instagram Stories.

These new options indicate the upcoming significant shift for the social network. As more users are using Instagram Stories, it is expected that the company will switch the main focus of the Instagram app from the regular user feed to an Instagram Stories feed on the launch. With that being said, it is expected that the Instagram app will eventually display you the first frame of the first Instagram Story, then it will allow the users to skip through Stories.

Facebook has also stated that Stories are on track to replace the regular news feed as the fundamental surface for social engagement. This significant shift makes sense when we consider that younger users are becoming more aligned with the Instagram Stories format. If the double-story Stories feed becomes popular among users, it will be a signal for the company that more Stories are better.



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