Instagram Now Includes A Persistent Stories Tab on iOS and Android

Written by Nitish Singh
Last updated July 13, 2021

The latest Instagram update now includes a persistent Stories tab which can be a convenient solution for people who want to browse to the Stories section from any part tab. The Stories tab isn’t the first persistent button that has been added lately. With the new IGTV feature being added to Instagram, we also have a glowing orange button to take you to the IGTV tab in the feed which cannot be turned off. With Stories being available at the top of the news feed anyway, having a dedicated tab drops the amount of screen space users have access to for viewing the photos feed.

While some users can find the two new additions convenient, the icons can be a bit distracting, and there’s no way to turn it off. Not all users require a dedicated IGTV or Stories tab and having the option to hide them when browsing your Instagram feed would be convenient for many.

Instagram Stories Tab

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Recently the social media app reported that over 400 million people are posting Instagram Stories every day. The platform also introduced new Music features in select countries which will be available globally soon. The new IGTV has also become quite popular with popular Instagram users posting videos on a daily basis. An Instagram spokesperson revealed that the new persistent tabs are simply in a testing phase and the social media platform has not decided to make the Stories tab permanent yet.

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