How do I share a story in a direct message?

To share a story in a direct message:

  1. Tap on a story to view it
  2. Tap in the bottom right of the photo or video you'd like to share
  3. Select people you'd like to share it with and tap Send

Stories you share in a direct message have the same visibility settings as other posts you share. For example, if you have a private account, only your followers can see your story in Direct. You can choose who can view and share your story by adjusting your story settings.

When someone shares a story with you, you will see it in your Direct inbox. When the original story disappears from the app, it will no longer be available in your message thread.

Learn more about Instagram stories.

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