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New to Instagram Stories: Boomerang, Mentions and Links

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New to Instagram Stories: Boomerang, Mentions and Links

Instagram introduced mentions and Boomerangs in Instagram Stories, and are also starting to test links inside some stories. Here’s the rundown of what’s new today:

🔵 Mention people in your stories: Users can now link to other accounts inside stories, and they can link to themselves. Simple add the @ symbol to their username in your story.

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Mention people in Instagram stories

🔵 Add external links: This is a test for verified partners only, allowing users to share more information with followers through links in stories.

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Add external links to Instagram stories

🔵 Get creative with Boomerang: Use Boomerang even easier by adding it directly into the stories camera.lowers through links in stories.

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Get creative with Boomerang

Users need to update their app to access the new tools.