Instagram Stories could be getting longer soon! Currently, Instagram allows you to post stories for a maximum duration of 15 seconds. However, some users around the world are getting an experimental feature where they can load Stories of up to 60 seconds,
The longer version of Instagram Stories was first noticed by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who shared a screenshot of the banner seen in Turkey.
Users will now be able to upload stories for up to 60 seconds in length. This is a big step up from the previous 15 seconds in length limiting them to several short-form stories.
Instagram Stories takes its name literally as of now, the longest duration of Stories has only been seen in testing on Instagram. It remains to be seen if the 60-second format for Stories carries over to the other Meta-owned properties; namely WhatsApp and Facebook.
Typically, a new feature on any of these platforms is often replicated on the others.
Currently, stories that are longer than 15 seconds are automatically divided into 15-second segments as the following “story.” At 60 seconds long, it could help content creators in a big way.