Around a year ago, Facebook launched group stories on its platform but the feature was not accepted very well by the users which led to Facebook taking an axe to it later. According to Facebook, the company wanted users to have groups to discuss and connect instead of sharing stories.
While Facebook might have ditched group stories, Instagram is planning to add the feature to its platform. First spotted by Jane, the feature will work similar to Facebook and will allow users to share stories to a specific group.
Instagram is testing Group Story pic.twitter.com/zNKaV19kYA
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 5, 2019
Frankly, it makes more sense to have stories in group chats on Instagram than Facebook. However, that won’t stop people from spamming their stories in Instagram’s group chat. Nevertheless, the feature is currently in testing and should roll out soon to Instagram users around the world.