According to reports, Instagram is working on a Like Button for Stories
Instagram is rumored to be working on allowing users to like Instagram Stories. There was no such feature before, and users could only react to Stories that appeared in their direct messages. The 'Like' button is expected to appear on the main Stories page, with a separate interface showing the number of likes and the users who post them.
Instagram is working on the ability to like a Story, according to noted developer Alessandro Paluzzi. According to WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, this feature is still in development and is not visible in the latest public beta. There's no word on when this feature will be available to the general public, but developers are said to be working on it.
Paluzzi shared a screenshot of a heart icon sitting right next to the bottom text bar. Users will be able to like one Story multiple times in a future update, according to the developer, by clicking on it.
According to WABetaInfo, the owner of the Instagram Story will not receive a private message about the reaction, but there is a chance that a list of all likes on a story will appear. However, because the feature is still in development, everything could change before it is released, according to the report.