Instagram introduces Story Likes, saves everyone’s DMs

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Instagram on Monday announced a change to Stories, finally allowing users to like a Story without sending them a direct message. The change has been announced by Instagram boss Adam Mosseri.

It’s a small change – you’ll see a heart icon on stories, letting you like it – but a big relief for anyone who wants to show their support for another person’s story without barging in. in their DMs. It’s the Stories equivalent of texting, rather than calling someone on the phone.

Stories won’t be made public like numbers like you normally see on other posts, but the story author will be able to see individual likes in the view sheet. This means you can still browse your story to see who replied to the story, if you want.

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