Instagram may launch TikTok-like feed for Stories

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Instagram is likely to introduce a vertical feed for stories, according to a report published by TechCrunch. This vertical feed looks similar to TikTok’s video feed format.

Alessandro Paluzzi shared the feature on his Twitter timeline after spotting the vertical feed UI.

According to the sources, the feature is not working as he found the change in Instagram codes.

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“This is an early prototype and is not currently testing on Instagram,” an Instagram spokesperson was quoted as saying in a media report.

At present, Instagram shows Stories in horizontal circular tabs for individual posts. Interestingly, Instagram Stories is similar to Snapchat’s display.

However, the enormously growing popularity of TikTok has encouraged rival social media platforms to roll out something similar. The ban on TikTok also escalated social media companies’ plan to offer new verticals for videos.

“We hear from our community that they want to see fewer feed posts in stories. During this test, you won’t be able to add a feed post to your story,” a notification read.

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