How to Share Someone’s Stories on Instagram Direct

Last Updated: September 15, 2017

Stories have proved to be a revelation in the growth of popular photo sharing app, Instagram. With over 250 million users enjoying the feature, it has certainly gained a lot of traction. Instagram continues to make it better by introducing features every now and then. Earlier, location and hashtags stories were launched so that users could explore stories based on their interests or region. This time they have rolled out an option to send other people’s stories via Instagram Direct. In this quick article, we take you through how you can make use of the latest feature to share someone’s stories on Instagram Direct as a private message with your friends or followers.

Share Someone’s Stories on Instagram Direct

1. Update the app to the latest version 14.0 or later by going to the respective app stores for Android and iOS.

2. Open Instagram and tap on the desired story at the top of your news feed.

3. When the story is playing you will see a new plane icon(Direct) next to the message box. Tap on it.

Send Others Stories as private message on Instagram Direct
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This works in the same way you share others photos and videos on the news feed or profile.

4. On tapping the Direct option you will be able to choose the friends to whom you want to send it. Select the desired one’s by giving a little tap.

5. Finally, tap on Send.

share someone's stories on Instagram

The story will be shared privately with the selected people. Of course, they will be able to view it until it has not expired which means the story is less than 24 hours old.

If you receive a story of a user in the Instagram Direct message who has a private account then you will not able to view the story unless you follow them. But for a public account, the story can be viewed without following.

Instagram doesn’t allow you to download someone’s story in their app but in case you are looking to do so, you can follow the methods here.

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