I’ve only just discovered that you can post Instagram-like stories directly from your WordPress blog. It’s pretty rudimentary, i.e., no filters, gifs, location tags, etc. And you can’t add a description except like I’m doing it right now, which is adding in the description after I’ve posted the story.
The story also does auto-start. You have to click on the story to make it start playing. Still, it’s a good first start and gives you more opportunity to post your content on your own site, one you control.0