Instagram Tests New Content Carousel to Stories

Stories format is without a shadow of a doubt the most important feature that Instagram has right now and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that Instagram is trying to hold onto its younger demographics many of whom are turning to TikTok or going back to Snapchat. With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that Instagram has added several new features to Stories over the years all of which have come together to vastly improve the kind of experience the average user has with this feature.

The latest update that has come in will change the way you scroll through content. Stories is quickly becoming a vehicle by which content creators and news publishers are able to get information and content across in a manner that would make it so that users can more easily digest them and get regular updates. Now you will have a sort of carousel of content creators or news agencies and you can scroll through this carousel sideways to pick whose Instagram Stories you want to see.

This is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it indicates a shift in Instagram’s approach since this is essentially a recommendation system that a lot of content creators can use to make it so that their stories are seen by a larger number of people. It can also help change the practices of various news agencies so that they can make it so that they can end up informing people of what is going on in a much better way. The users are the ones that are going to benefit from this the most of course, as they will now have easier access to a much wider range of content than might have been the case otherwise.

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