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Instagram is set to gain a feature that was removed from Facebook last month for lack of engagement.
Called Group Stories, the new addition lets users share stories with a specific group of followers, rather than a wider range people in the app.
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Facebook pulled the plug on its group stories just nine months after introducing the feature to its platform, but it appears the firm believes it will be more successful in its camera app.
The new feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, who works on reverse-engineering apps to find hidden features and security vulnerabilities, and it was first reported on by 9to5Mac.
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If and when the new feature rolls out in Instagram, users will see a separation option for ‘share to Group Story’, which is only visible to specific members of that group message thread.
It is similar to the new Threads app that Facebook is rolling out for Instagram users, but with Group Stories, users can have an even more refined group of followers.
Feature - Friends - Event - Vacation - Share
The new feature could be useful for friends attending the same event or going on vacation together, as they can all share stories in one place for everyone to see.
Instagram's Threads app has rolled out to the masses and is being criticized for looking very similar to Snapchat.
Messaging - App - Users - Group - Friends
The camera-based messaging app allows users to stay connected to a select group of friends, and share automatic status updates with them based on a user's movements throughout the day.
Instagram says that feature shares small pieces of context with friends but will not give away...
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