Instagram created a carbon copy of Snapchat stories last year, but now the company is making them far more discoverable. In a blog post, Instagram announced that Stories will now be accessible by location and hashtags.
The app’s Explore tab previously had recommended photos and video, based on what your friends like/follow and your current location. A new Story ring will be visible at the top of Explore, featuring Stories tagged with a location nearby to yours.
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