About Stories About You
Stories About You makes it easier to view, reply to and share the Instagram stories that mention your account.
Previously, you could only see and interact with the stories that mention you in your Inbox. Now, Stories About You aggregates all those stories in one place and turns them into a story reel.
To access Stories About You, tap , then Mentions under Stories About You.
Story mentions by private accounts
Whether or not you see story mentions made by private accounts in your Stories About Me depends on your relationship with the account.
- If you follow the private account, their mention generates a message and is added to your Stories About You reel.
- If you don’t follow the private account, their mention won’t generate a message and is not added to your Stories About You reel.
Note: Private accounts that mention someone in a story choose whether or not the mentioned account can add the story to their story. Even if this is toggled on, if you do not follow the private account, you won't receive an Instagram Direct message or see their story in your Stories About You reel.
Mentions in stories shared with Close Friends
When someone mentions your account in a story that is shared only with their close friends, you will not see it in Stories About You unless:
- Your account is public and included in the Close Friends of the person posting the story.
- Your account is private, you and the person posting the story follow each other and you are included in their Close Friends.