Instagram Stories adds unique feature, Snapchat is shook

You Can Now Reply to Stories with Photos and Videos in Instagram

The reply goes straight to the user's inbox, where it is treated like a disappearing photo or video which - shockingly - disappears after viewing.

Stories remain one of the most popular features of Instagram.

And the same, because you can literally now reply to anything in your story feed with a video - because sometimes there are just no words.

Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. It's a feature that has always been offered by Snapchat, and brings Instagram even closer to duplicating the original disappearing stories app.

The update is the latest unveiled by the Facebook-owned app that has a striking similarity to rival Snapchat, which also allows users to reply to Stories with a photo or video as well as text. However, taking a screenshot or replaying a response will send a notification to friends.

"Today's update is just one of the ways we're working to make Direct the best place to have fun, visual conversations with friends on Instagram", a blog post from Instagram said.

You can even spice up your reply with face filters, stickers, or rewind mode, which lets you record in reverse. To learn more about photo and video replies, visit help.instagram.com. Tap on it to view. The difference? It adds a thumbnail of the photo or video to which you're replying. You can update your app from Google Play Store.

The new feature appears to be part of Instagram 10.29, which you can grab from APKMirror if it hasn't rolled out to you yet. Because, they're already pretty much the same damn thing.

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