Instagram launches Playback to reminisce 2021 memories for its users

Instagram came up with the year-in-review of itself to join the trend, it’s a feature that will let you relive your Stories from 2021. Instagram has made an organized Playback of 10 Stories for each user, but one can edit it i.e., add, or remove Stories from their Playback list via their Stories archive, which will pop up within Playback.

Instagram users will see a message on their feed with which they can create a Playback, and if they want to add a story of their choice, users can click on the “2021” sticker to view and share in their Playback.

One thing is for sure that Playback is likely to be popular, especially with the power of its users who want to re-share their favorite Stories, although it’s a bit puzzling that Instagram did not stick to a simpler end-of-year feature that’s been popular in the past: the “Top nine photo grid”.

Third-party apps have always come up with their own top nine end-of-year photo grid, but often at the cost of personal info like email addresses. Instagram has built-in tools to let users create photo grids, but so far hasn’t offered a year-in-review version. Even Facebook comes with an automated look back video, both of these are owned by Mark Zuckerberg.

And the ultimate reality is that most apps have failed to reach the heights of the Spotify Wrapped end-of-year feature, which lets users see and share their top songs, artists, and genres.

Playback rolled out as a limited feature that will be available for the next few weeks, the company said.