After the progressive increase in the weight of Stories on Instagram, the company has been expanding its visualization within the apps to the two lines of Stories that we can currently contemplate. But and if you could see all the Stories on the same page? It is just what Instagram is trying, at the moment in a very limited way.
The Stories came to Instagram from Snapchat to stay, not in vain they were occupying more and more presence within the application. In fact, the format has ended up expanding even to Google search: vertical content, with an expiration date, is trending. And since a good part of Instagram users do not leave the Stories section, the company is testing a very curious option to present them: all on one page. What you don’t want Stories? Well, take a whole screen.
All Instagram Stories in one place
New screen with all the pending Stories to be viewed. Julian Gamboa Pictures
Despite the fact that the captures may seem tricked, the truth is that the proof exists since Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch that they are testing the new format. This was discovered by Julian Gamboa, who saw how a small link from ‘appeared in the Stories sectionSee all stories‘. Pressing it filled the screen with bubbles with all the recent ephemeral content.
As we said, the test is real and it is being carried out, but this does not imply that it finally reaches all users. It is part of a Very localized test that Instagram launched a month ago and that very few users have received; Hence, we have not known the test so far, because the truth is that the Stories page impacts the view, it even overwhelms.
Instagram recently introduced the double Stories line into their mobile apps. And, as is evident in the captures of Julian Gamboa, a small link allows you to jump from the cover of the application to a screen where all recent Stories are represented. In this way it is much more practical to navigate through the ephemeral content if you only want to enjoy that section: a glance is enough to see who has recently published; and with a press the History is displayed. Also, Stories screen has vertical scrolling, reason why they fit all followed by extensive that is the number.
The Stories page is part of a very localized test of Instagram: it most likely will not reach all users
Instagram has not clarified if it will finally end up reaching all users or if, as it seems, the test will be part of those ‘A / B tests’ that do not come to fruition. All we can do is wait.
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Instagram tests the Stories page: all the Stories on the same screen