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What is the Instagram Mistake and Why Do Stories Repeat?

INSTAGRAM users have reported that the social media site is suffering from a glitch.

Complaints say that stories repeat themselves even if a viewer has seen them before.

A glitch with Instagram causes stories to repeat themselves

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A glitch with Instagram causes stories to repeat themselvesPhoto credit: Getty

What is the Instagram error?

The error seems to repeat itself every time a user posts a new one.

Typically, once a viewer has seen a friend’s content, that story will not reappear when the friend posts new content.

However, due to the glitch, Instagram currently keeps showing the old stories every time there is a new update.

Instagram users have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Summing things up, one user wrote: “This bug on IG where you have to rewatch someone’s entire story whenever they post a new one is annoying.

One user simply wrote, “Why does Instagram make me watch the same stories?”

Another added: “Instagram needs to get it, I’ve clicked on the same birthday story 10 different times today.”

Why are Instagram Stories repeated?

According to an Instagram subreddit thread, the bug appears to have been included in an Instagram update.

The bug causes the Instagram app to not remember where users left off in their friends’ stories, causing them to start over every time they post new content.

It comes at the same time that Meta rolled out new parental controls for Instagram, although it’s not known if the two are linked in any way.

It is currently unknown how many Instagram users are affected by the issue.

Some but not all users have found that deleting the app and reinstalling it solves the problem

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Some but not all users have found that deleting the app and reinstalling it solves the problemPhoto credit: Getty

How to fix an Instagram error

Some users reported that they were able to fix the problem by deleting and reinstalling the app.

Although other users claimed that this does not fix the problem for them.

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An Instagram spokesperson told The Verge that the company “is aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram Stories,” and said a fix should be coming soon.

When exactly the fix will come is not yet certain.

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/5564691/instagram-glitch-what-stories-repeating/ What is the Instagram Mistake and Why Do Stories Repeat?

Chris Barrese

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