Users will be able to publish lengthier uninterrupted Stories with to a new feature that has been internationally launched by Meta-owned Instagram. A user’s Instagram Story is now divided into multiple 15-second pieces if it is less than 60 seconds long. A Meta representative told TechCrunch that instead of being automatically split into 15 second pieces, users would now be able to play and create Stories continuously for up to 60 seconds.
The representative continued, “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the Stories experience. Additionally, viewers won’t have to keep tapping to progress through a lengthy video that they might not genuinely want to see. Additionally, because you now have two choices when it comes to posting a 60-second video, the distinction between Stories and Reels is somewhat blurred by the possibility to submit lengthier uninterrupted Stories.
Instagram increased the maximum length of Reels from the previous 60 seconds to 90 seconds in June. Instagram, which is owned by Meta, is also experimenting with a new Stories layout that conceals overly lengthy postings. Currently, users can publish 100 Stories at once. Users who have received the update must hit a “Show All” button in order to view the remaining Stories, even though this number should stay the same despite the change. If not, Instagram moves on to the next user’s Stories. This results in a substantial change to how Instagram Stories functions.
(source : IANS)