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.
🔵 Add external links: This is a test for verified partners only, allowing users to share more information with followers through links in stories.
🔵 Get creative with Boomerang: Use Boomerang even easier by adding it directly into the stories camera.lowers through links in stories.
Users need to update their app to access the new tools.