Stories Now

RSS Story Tag

Stories Now converts classic RSS/ATOM feeds into insta stories. The app uses a few techinques to do that. But there is another option. You may prepare dedicated images for stories and control exactly how your stories look. To do that, extend your feed by <story> tag.


To extend your RSS channel add <story> tag to <item> tag. The story tag should contain relative or absolute URL to a story image.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
      <title>Stories Now</title>
      <description>Modern and innovative RSS reader. Read RSS as insta stories!</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <title>HyperZoom for Android</title>
      <description>Create easily awesome timelapse zoom video.</description>
      <pubDate>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>

Story Image

The image of a story must have size: 1080px × 1920px. You can use JPG, GIF or PNG format. Your images should be heavily compressed because the reader has set a low timeout for images loading. The recommended size is 150 KB per image.


Check feed here. Import this feed to Stories Now to see how it works.