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Instagram turns ‘Throwback Thursday’ into a Stories feature

The Next Web logoThe Next Web 09/10/2019 Ivan Mehta

Instagram stories are incredibly popular with more than 500 million people using the feature every day. So there’s no surprise the company tries to keep the experience fresh with new features. Today, the photo-sharing platform rolled out a new ‘create’ mode that has a bunch of options including a throwback feature called “On this day.”

a close up of a person holding a cell phone © Provided by The Next Web Think of this feature as “Throwback Thursday” coming to life. It shows a random picture from your feed posted on this day in the past. If you didn’t upload a photo or video on this day, it’ll show you a story from the date instead. The fun part is you can’t choose a particular picture and upload it as “On this day,” but you can hit the dice button to shuffle through posts on that day.

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Along with this, Instagram has released many options under the create feature such as quiz, polls with suggestions, countdown timer, and GIFs as background powered by GIPHY.

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