So up to now stories have disappeared into the abyss after 24 hours. Not any longer Instagram have brought out two new features.
- Stories archive means all stories are now saved
- You can select your stories to create cool highlight reels to share with friends
For me kinda defeats the purpose of disposable social posts if they are archived. But could be a cool for brand for end of year highlights or for a promotion.
All details can be found here: