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Instagram Update: Stories and Other Features

As part of the update a new ‘Create’ section will be added to ‘Stories.’ Now if you wish to post a story, you don’t need to upload your photo or video.


Let’s see what possibilities this update gives us.

  1. You can now select animated GIF backgrounds and attach any sticker or text on top.  A suitable GIF can be found using a keyword.
  2. Memories. You can now find and publish a post you created one or more years ago.  You can also go back to your earlier subscriptions and post your memories of it.
  3. Widgets.  Widgets (such as ‘Countdown’, or ‘Questions’) can now be posted without pasting photos or videos.  Just select a suitable widget when creating stories, and one of the standard background options will be selected automatically.

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British students demand lower online tuition fees

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Alibaba invests more than 1,5 billion dollars in an online education start-up

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Remote learning in Turkey extended until January 22nd

Classes will be held online until the end of the semester.

How online education may evolve after the global pandemic

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Distance learning has increased teacher workload to critical levels

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Indian teacher won 1MUSD and donated 500K to colleagues

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