According to The Verge, Instagram will also let you post old stories to your profile in a feature called "Highlights", and you will be able to "package" old stories together and share them to your profile.
"From the best moments of your ongoing soccer season to all the stories you capture of your loved ones, the interests and activities that matter most to you have a home right on your profile". If you'd rather Instagram not save them, you can disable the feature by going into the Settings menu within Instagram (tapping the three dots in the top right), selecting Story Settings, and then toggling the Save to Archive button to the off position.
The Stories feature is used by 300 million people each day, and while it has always been possible to save individual Stories the process is now fully automated.
It's that sentiment that has driven the biggest Instagram profile update since 2013: as of December 5, users will be able to keep their Stories forever using the new Archive function - and display the ones they're oh so proud of in a brand-new section at the top of each user's profile called Highlights.
Unlike a traditional Story, highlights will remain on your profile until you remove them.
The update reflects just how serious Instagram is about Stories.
Each of the updates adds new appeal to Story content - not only does it give your Stories added value, but it gives you an additional way to spruce up your profile.
Recall that Snapchat introduced a similar feature in 2016-and so it's another one copied from the company by Instagram. This will make it so that your stories disappear forever 24 hours after they're uploaded.
If you want to remove just a certain photo in your highlight, choose Edit Highlight and scroll through the images. This allows some of your Stories to remain on Instagram for more than 24 hours. From here on out, stories that you share will be added to your archive, allowing you go back and revisit them at any time. Note: Only you can see your archived stories.
The other Instagram update is related to its new Stories archive. You'll find Stories Highlights on your profile below the biography. Users will receive a notification when Stories Archives kicks in, letting them opt out of the feature.
To get started, tap the New circle on the far left of the profile page.