Instagram is testing a persistent Stories bar that follows you down the feed
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When I opened Instagram on my Pixel 2 XL moments ago, I noticed something different: the Stories bar remained visible as I scrolled down my main feed. Usually it stays at the top and doesnt follow you down, but clearly the company is testing a more persistent, sticky approach to keeping Stories in front of you at all times. That seems awfully annoying to me, but some might find it convenient.
To this point, I think Instagram has developed and built onto Stories very well. Theyre fun. I post and watch often. But between the obnoxious neon-orange IGTV notifications in the main app that I cant turn off and now this, Im not thrilled. Let people use the app how they want. I understand theres a constant push for greater usage and better…