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Instagram reverts recent change, no longer plays Stories sound by default

September 15, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Instagram for iOS recently made a controversial change to how it handled the sound for Stories. The app used to respect your iPhone’s silent switch and mute Stories when in silent mode, but it recently started playing sound for all Stories regardless of your iPhone’s setting.

Thankfully, an update released today seems to have reverted the behavior back to normal…

Instagram Stories playing sound by default

A number of Instagram users had taken to Twitter to complain about the change. Some of those people even said that the change to always play sound on Stories meant they weren’t using the app nearly as much as they had in the past.

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