In case you found an awesome Story on Instagram that your BFF needs to see, the service just made it really easy to share said story right through Direct.
As an example, if you find a story you want to share, you’ll see the “Direct” icon on the bottom right of all stories, so long as the original Story account allows for sharing. Once you click that paper airplane icon, your list of friends will come up, with the Story being sent directly to their message inbox.
Once the Story expires, it vanishes instantly from the inbox.
As stated, if you share a lot of Stories, but don’t want strangers seeing them, you can disable this share option in your Story settings.
Remember, sharing is caring.