A fix is finally coming for users where a bug would repeatedly show Stories viewed on Instagram, something that has reportedly been happening for a week so far.
While the update, named version 239.1 (opens in new tab) it just states ‘The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements’, we have updated Instagram on our iPhone 13 Pro and we can confirm that the bug has been fixed.
It was an unusual bug where you would scroll through Stories and then suddenly watch one that was 16 hours ago and, like us, realize it had already been seen.
However, if you want to check if the fix is available for download, here’s how to do it.
How to update your Instagram on iOS
Since this bug only occurred on one iPhone, regardless of iOS version, the fix is relatively simple to find and download, if available.
1. Open the App Store and go to the top right corner where your account profile picture is.
two. You will be taken to your account page. If you scroll down from the top, the latest updates for all your apps installed on your iPhone, not just Instagram, will appear.
3. You can select ‘Update All’ to download all updates or find Instagram to apply the fix.
4. Once installed, you will be able to scroll through the Stories again without seeing them appear.
Instagram says the fix is still rolling out to everyone on the App Store, so it may not have appeared yet. For now, the best thing to do is check for updates every few hours until they appear.