TechCrunch broke the news of Instagram launching an Archive feature for your permanent feed posts in December which was created to let people temporarily or permanently hide their past feed posts in order to deter people from impulsively deleting content they later want back. There you'll be able to toggle between archived images as well as archived stories.
Instagram continues to build upon Stories, adding new elements that make it worth using. Oh and these play out like a story when people tap on them. The Stories Highlights appear in a new section below your bio on your profile. To create a highlight, tap the "New" circle at the far left.
Instagram is giving brands a new reason to invest in producing higher-quality Stories. Now, after a story disappears 24 hours after it's published, it will automatically be placed in a permanent home within the user's main profile page. Insta now has Highlights, which will offer users a chance to package old stories, give them a name where they will appear on your public profile above your other posts. You can have as many highlights as you like, and edit or remove them anytime you wish to. You can find the Archive on your Profile and switch between the Stories Archive and Posts Archive.
Instagram has two new features that put more emphasis on its massively popular "Stories", the Snapchat clone that lets you share ephemeral videos with your followers. This way the story can be relived on a future date in the Stories Highlights feature. This update rolls out today for both Android and IOS devices. It looks like the Stories section in the regular Instagram feed, but it's dedicated to only showing the user's best and favorited Stories. The archive is private and therefore only you can see it.
Of course, if you don't want to save those moments, you can opt out, according to Instagram. You can download the latest update from the respective app stores below.