Sometimes visual replies speak better than words. Thus, the most popular photos and videos sharing app – Instagram has added a new feature of reply to an Instagram story with a photo, video, and boomerangs. Earlier, the app lets its 700 million users reply via messages to someone’s story. Happily, with the new Instagram update for Android and iOS users, you can resize the story image and use all creative tools of the app camera, stickers, boomerangs, and rewind to make a visual reply to the story.

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Fine, the new reply to an Instagram story with photo and video is a pretty impressive feature which has not been seen in any other apps before. When you reply to your friend’s story with some visual effects, it will be highlighted in your Direct inbox with blue so that you will get the idea about the regular message and story replies. Just like other Direct messages, you reply will disappear after it has been viewed. Let’s get started to communicate more interestingly by replying Instagram stories with photo, video, and boomerangs on Android and iPhone.
How to Reply to an Instagram Stories with Photo or Video on Android and iPhone

How to Reply to Instagram Stories with Photo or Video on Android and iPhone

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Note: Make sure that you have updated the latest version (10.28 or above) of the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone.

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your device and then open story that you want to reply with visual effects.

Launch Instagram app on your Android or iPhone and then open storyStep #2. While watching the story, tap on the Camera icon at the bottom left corner.

Tap on Camera icon in Instagram StoryStep #3. Now, you can capture a photo or share from the camera roll or Shot a video for Story reply and use other creative tools as per your choice.

Capture a photo for Instagram Story replyStep #4. Once you have added Photo or Video, hit the “Send” button.

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Tap on Send for Story reply in InstagramNow your reply will be highlighted with blue color. Please keep in your mind that the visual reply will be disappearing after it has been seen. Thus, if you want to save the reply for further then screenshot the image.

Well, the reply to stories is a very playful way to chit-chat with your friends. But, you should also take care of your privacy. Sometimes you don’t want photo and video story reply from an anonymous person, then you can set a limit in Instagram Story Settings.

How to Control Who Can Reply to Your Instagram Stories on Android and iPhone

Step #1. Open the Instagram app on your device.

Open Instagram app on your deviceStep #2. Next, Tap on the camera icon at the top right corner to view camera finder screen.

Tap on the camera icon in Instagram appStep #3. Tap on Gear icon at the upper right corner to open Story Settings.

Tap on Settings icon to open story settingsStep #4. Here you can see three options – Everyone, People You Follow, and Off. choose any one option as per your wants.

Choose any one option to control Who Can Reply To Your Instagram Stories

Video: How to Reply with Photo or Video to Instagram Stories?

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