Instagram Rolls out Playback Year-in-Review Feature for 2021; Here’s How It Works

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As 2021 is coming to an end, apps are coming up with their versions of year-in-reviews, and so is Instagram. The Meta-owned social media platform has introduced Playback 2021, which helps you look into your favorite Instagram Stories of this year and even share them with your followers.

Instagram Playback 2021 Now Live

Instagram now has a dedicated Playback section at the top of the feed, which will curate your top 10 Instagram Stories shared in 2021. And don’t worry, you don’t necessarily have to share the ones you dislike. The Playback feature allows you to add or remove the Stories of your choice before you share them with your “Insta fam.” This can be done via the Story Archive found within the app.

For you to have your Playback 2021, you must have at least three Stories shared this year and have the Archive enabled. The feature has started appearing for Instagrammers. Bear in mind, this is a short-lived feature and will last until 2021. Hence, if you want to share your Instagram Playback 2021, you have until December 31, 2021.

The feature is an extension of the Instagram Top 9 photo grid feature, which has been the app’s year-ender for creators in the past. However, this feature focused more on the top Instagram posts and required people to use third-party apps for the creation of the top 9 posts on the platform. Playback appears simpler and hassle-free, the reason it might gain significant traction. If this happens, maybe, we will get to see this appear on our Instagram feeds at the end of every year.

For those who don’t know, popular apps such as Spotify, YouTube Music, and even Reddit have shared their year-in-reviews for people to reflect on what became popular on the platforms this year. Even YouTube had its version of a year-ender video in the form of the popular YouTube Rewind but that stopped last year.

Have you looked back on your Playback 2021 on Instagram? Do let us know in the comments below.

VIA The Verge
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