Instagram is working on a new feature called “Exclusive Stories“. This feature allows the creators to post exclusive content on the Instagram story, which is only available to the subscribers.
Exclusive Stories will be seen differently in your feed with a purple tag, just like we see Close Friends posts with a green tag. This content will be seen only by the fans; if you try to watch the story without being a fan, you will see a pop-up saying only fans can watch.
Instagram to Bring Feature Like Twitter’s Super Follow
A Software developer Alessandro Paluzzi has shared a screenshot of this new feature on Twitter. When the creator puts a story, it will be blocked for unpaid followers and will be exclusively available for fan club members. In the screenshots, it shows these stories will show a purple icon.
#Instagram continues to work on the exclusive stories for Fan clubs 👀
ℹ️ The Exclusive Stories icon will be purple. pic.twitter.com/4Qzzdodeqf
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) June 24, 2021
However, Instagram has confirmed that the feature is still under development and is not tested publicly. The company says this is the early look of the upcoming feature, and they can’t share more information rather than just confirming that the screenshots are from the internal prototype.
Creators can also save their Exclusive Story as a Highlight, so if someone joins in later, they can look at their stories from the beginning.
The Exclusive Story feature by Instagram is similar to Twitter’s Super Follow, which was recently introduced. This feature on Twitter lets the influencers sell content to the paid subscribers.
Apart from this, Instagram is also working on another feature of sharing links on stories. This new option will allow everyone to share links on their Instagram stories.
The company is testing this feature for iOS, and soon it will be rolled out. Currently, if you want to share links in the stories, you need to have 10,000 followers then you will be able to add links in the swipe-up option, but soon there will be a linking sticker available for everyone.