One year ago, Instagram had confirmed that they are working on the new design for the stories that will let the users to vertically scroll the stories. This change is actually an attempt to compete with TikTok which offers vertical scrolling in its app. Now Instagram has been making stories which are more focused on the videos compared to the static content.
Now that the social network is testing the new feature in Brazil and Turkey. Until now the stories were just horizontally scrollable. However, with the vertical scroll, you can jump from one user’s story to another’s while a horizontal swipe will toggle between various different stories from the same user.
In last month i.e. December 2021, Instagram was also testing an increased maximum limit for the videos posted in stories which has increased from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. Instagram has been coming up with multiple updates in order to improve user’s experience. It is also working on the new way to sort the feed and also on an option to customize the profile grid according to your preferences. Since this feature is in the testing phase we can tell you when exactly will this feature roll out. It is also possible that Instagram may decide against this feature once the testing phase is finished.