The feature has not yet been activated. Instagram also has Reels that are similar to TikTok.
According to TechCrunch, Instagram can soon add a vertical feed for Stories. The vertical feed appears to be based on the common vertical video feed format used by TikTok. With Reels, Instagram has already attempted to replicate TikTok’s idea.
Alessandro Paluzzi was the first to notice the vertical feed UI, and he posted it on Twitter. The feature isn’t live yet, according to the post, because he discovered the change in the Instagram codes. Instagram has announced that the feature is in development, but that it is not yet available to the general public.
An Instagram representative is quoted as saying, “This is an early version that is not actually being tested on Instagram.”
Even though the feature may not be available for a few weeks or months, it does suggest a wider acceptance of the TikTok-like vertical video feed format. Instagram’s Stories are currently shown in horizontal circular tabs for individual posts. Surprisingly, Snapchat’s Stories feature is similar to Instagram’s.
However, TikTok’s rising success has compelled rival social networking sites to release something similar. The ban on TikTok in India, one of the world’s largest internet markets, has prompted social media firms to promote their vertical video offerings.
YouTube is playing with Shorts, while Instagram provides Reels. YouTube Shorts, according to Susan Wojcicki, has 3.5 billion regular views in the United States.
The UI change can also allow Instagram to combine Stories and Reels or enhance the interface in order to boost interaction.
Separately, Instagram is encouraging people to use Stories to share more original content rather than posting feed posts. It may even go so far as to eliminate the capacity entirely. The feature is currently being tested in a few markets.
“Our group has expressed a desire to see less feed posts in tales. You won’t be able to add a feed post to your storey during this test,” an Instagram notification read.