How do I see someone's story?

You can see stories of people you follow using the Instagram app or on the web at Instagram.com. If someone has shared a story you haven't seen yet, you'll see a colorful ring around their profile picture.

Using the Instagram app:

Stories appear in a row at the top of Feed. To see someone's story, tap their profile picture at the top of Feed, on their profile or next to a post they've shared in Feed.

When you view stories from the top of your Feed, they automatically scroll from one person's to the next. You can tap the screen to skip to the next photo or video, or swipe right or left to skip between people's stories. Swipe down on the screen or tap x in the top right to exit someone's story and return to Feed.

On the web at Instagram.com:

Stories appear at the top of Feed on mobile web, and to the right of Feed on desktop web. Tap or click on any story to view it, or use the arrows to get to the next screen or story. Select x in the top right to exit someone's story and return to Feed.

Keep in mind that when you see someone's story, they'll be able to tell that you've seen it.

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