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Snapchat users can now collaborate on Stories

24 May, 2017, 04:59 | Author: Jan Cross

When you switch over to the Explore tab in the Instagram app, you'll see a new ring with Stories from people near you. Hashtag stories will appear from search results and include stories that use specific hashtag stickers.

"You can also transport yourself to any location around the world through search and you'll find a story ring for that place at the top of the location page", a rep added. Name your Story, invite the friends you want to participate, and Snapchat will create a 1-block geofenced around your current location.

Location stories on Explore are available on iOS and Android as part of Instagram version 10.22 in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Instagram originally launched as an app where people could publish photos and videos.

Many people have flocked to Twitter to share their feelings about Facebook Stories and numerous posts said the service falls short.

Instagram had a hit on their hands as soon as they started their story option for the users. It's got a little location pin to indicate it contains stories based on location.

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As similar as Instagram's and Snapchat's computer-curated Stories are, there are some differences.

Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) just released a major update to its Snapchat platform that adds the ability for users to collaborate with friends and family to create custom Stories.

So Instagram doesn't require explicit submission, but then employs fewer explicit signals to index content for search, while Snapchat requires explicit submission and the indexes with a wide range of signals.

"This new feature could be ideal for important events, parties, celebration activities, holiday weekends, vacations and more", wrote Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White in an investor note. You can also choose to remove it from the public story.

Possibly exciting for some, there's a chance your photos and videos can be added to a larger story, too.

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