How To Rewind or Go back in an Instagram Story
Instagram’s Story feature is constantly getting improved with updates. You can now use various interesting filters and effects, attach GIFs, forward stories to other users, and so much more.
However, you may not know about other features, such as rewinding and pausing Instagram Stories. This article will show you other valuable features that many people miss or forget about.
How to Rewind, Pause, Skip through, and Fast Forward Instagram Stories?
Since Instagram Stories only last for a couple of seconds, a small lapse in attention is enough to miss what’s going on. Luckily, Instagram has thought about this problem so they have included methods that allow users to pause, rewind, skip through, and fast forward all Stories.
If you want to pause a certain Instagram Story, all that you need to do is tap on the screen and hold. This will stop the timer and you will be able to view that Story for as long as you want. This is great for image Stories. Pausing video Stories freezes them at the moment you tapped on the screen.
If you want to rewind an Instagram Story after it has passed by, simply tap on the left side of the screen and the previous Story will reappear.
If the person you are following on Instagram has posted lots of Stories, you can go through them faster by tapping on the right side of your screen. To completely skip that person’s set of Stories, simply swipe right on your screen.
How to Mute Stories from Specific Users?
Instagram’s Mute feature is sure to come in handy. Regardless of the reason why you want to avoid someone’s Stories, you can eliminate them from your Story Feed in just a couple of taps.
To use the Mute feature, all that you need to do is tap and hold the person’s Story Circle that you don’t want to view.
A popup window will appear, giving you the option to either view that user’s profile or Mute their Stories.
Choose Mute and your job is done. That person’s Stories will appear at the end of your Story Feed and they won’t automatically play.
How to Filter Inappropriate Comments?
Have you ever looked at the comment section of a Story posted by someone with over 5,000 followers? You will definitely find at least ridiculous inappropriate comments.
Once you reach a certain level of popularity, it becomes impossible to manually go through all the comments and delete the inappropriate ones. So Instagram has included a feature that enables you to automatically filter unwelcome comments.
What’s great about this feature is that it is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to enter exactly which words you consider inappropriate.
To do this, navigate to your user settings from your profile. From there, scroll down and tap on Comment Controls, which is located under the Settings section.
Once you’re there, you can mess around with different filters and try them out.
How to Hide Your Stories from Certain Users?
Wanting to hide your Stories from some other users is a very common scenario. Luckily, Instagram has thought of this as well.
To hide your Stories from someone, navigate to your user settings and select Story Settings. This is located under the Privacy section.
After that, enter the usernames of the people that you want to hide your Stories from and confirm. You can also hide your Stories from someone by visiting their Instagram profile, tapping on the three dots located on the right-top side of the screen, and selecting Hide Your Story.
How to See Which Posts You Have Liked?
Giving Instagram hearts is the equivalent of Facebook’s likes and it can be useful to revisit previous likes.
To see your Instagram activity, all that you need to do navigate to your Instagram profile. From there, tap on the three horizontal lines.
This will open a menu with options like Your Activity, Nametag, Saved, Close Friends, etc. At the very bottom of the menu, you will find Settings, separated from the previous options.
Tap into Settings and select Account. Look for the Posts You’ve Liked option and tap on it.
This will show you all the posts you have recently liked.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pause an Instagram Story?
Yes. Because Stories are so short but sometimes pack a lot of information, you may need to pause it. To do so, simply tap the screen so that the Story pauses. When you’re ready to resume, tap the screen again.
Will someone know if I watch their Story?
Yes. Instagram does let creators know who watched their Stories. Upon opening a Story that you’ve created, you can see the viewers by tapping on the eye icon.
Fortunately for those of us who want to watch the same Story again, users won’t know how many times we’ve watched it. So, if you didn’t get a chance to pause the Story, just rewind and re-watch it.
The More You Know
Instagram has all kinds of interesting features that keep users engaged. We recommend taking the time to learn all of Instagram’s tricks, and make sure that you don’t miss out on freshly added features. In the comments below, please let us know if we forgot something important.