With Playback, Instagram is letting you compile your IG Stories

December 13, 2021

In celebration of 2021, Instagram is releasing features for people to reflect on the meaningful moments shared with friends and family this year.

Available globally starting December 9, Playback is a personalized time capsule of what people shared to their IG Stories this year. A way to reflect on and celebrate 2021 ahead of the new year, it is a reminder of all the memories and moments that made the year – from the little ones they may have forgotten, to the big ones that they’ll never forget.

Playback is entirely editable. Users can remove or add another story from their Stories Archive to Playback before sharing to Stories. By leveraging Stories Archive, users can customize and select up to ten stories to share with their community. To be eligible for the feature, users need to have posted 3+ stories from 2021 or have Stories Archive turned on.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.