Instagram Replacing Swipe Up Gesture in Stories With Stickers by August 30
Instagram is getting rid of the swipe up gesture to access links in Stories and replacing it with stickers. Some users have reported that they have received a notification in the app stating this change. It will implement from August 30. Users who post Instagram Stories can add links to them. Viewers can use the swipe up gesture while watching the story to access the link. As of now, Instagram has not shared details about this change.
Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter mentioned that Instagram will be removing the swipe up links feature from August 30 and replacing it with a new link sticker option. Later, YouTuber Sam Sheffer posted a screenshot of the message that users are apparently receiving from Instagram.
On the starting August 30, swipe up links will go away. To add a link to your story, use the new link sticker,” the message read. This message has not yet reached all Instagram users yet. So, it is unclear if this will be a global rollout.
When adding an Instagram Story, a verified Instagram user can add a link to the story that their viewers of the story can access by using a swipe up gesture. With the new ‘link sticker’ option, it seems like users will be able to put these stickers that have links embedded anywhere on the story. Users will likely be able to select from a range of stickers as well.
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