Instagram Stories now allows you to channel Marty McFly and go back to the future by posting old pictures to your current story.
The Instagram Story feature was revealed in 2016 and it was the latest instalment in making Instagram more usable for people on the app.
The feature was the spontaneous counterpart to the heavily edited versions you see on your Instagram feed.
People would post pictures or videos to their Instagram Story in real time, and if they couldn’t do that they had the option of putting up content on their Story from their camera roll that was less then 24 hours old.
This feature was great for when people were in an incredibly Instagrammable location but had no access to the Internet so they simply saved up the pictures and posted them later.
The effort of adding text, filters and stickers can sometimes plague those who like to post on Instagram and so saving the pictures up until a few hours later and posting them then will mean the person can experience the event without annoyance.
For some people, the 24-hour time limit was too constricting as one could be out of internet range for a couple of days and they are probably the experiences you want to show people the most.
Instagram announced this week that they are breaking open the time limit on Instagram Stories and users will be allowed to post pictures or videos from their camera roll to their story whenever they like.
When you click to add pictures to your story from the camera roll instead of saying ‘last 24 hours’ it says ‘camera roll’.
The photos in your camera roll are now displayed vertically aligned instead of horizontally which makes it so much easier to pick your photo.
If you upload a picture or video from your camera roll to your Instagram story that was taken more than 24 hours ago a sticker will pop up with the time and date you took the photo.
All you have to do is drag the sticker into the bin and it will be no more if you want to fake spontaneity.
You will now be able to design and add to your content on Instagram stories without feeling rushed.