You can now upload content older than 24 hours to #instagram Stories

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Instagram is rolling out an update that will allow users to upload any video or picture from their library — regardless of whether it was taken within the past 24 hours. Previously, the workaround was to re-save, screenshot, or edit the metadata on the image or video so that it appears new in your library, tricking Instagram into thinking you’d just captured some fresh new content.

The fun of the disappearing story formats, pioneered by Snapchat, was how it made users feel like they’re following along a person’s day in real-time, but since so many people (particularly celebrities and influencers) were finding ways around the 24-hour limit, Instagram has decided to get rid of the time restraint altogether. The pattern follows previous…

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