Instagram went through a series of changes in 2019, and this year should be no different. The expectation is that the application will continue to invest in updates and launch new features for users. Engineer Jane Manchun Wong, known for anticipating popular social networking features, found that Instagram is working on new capture modes for Stories, smart lists to manage feed content and an augmented reality effect to change photo backgrounds , among other news. Are you curious? Next, check out six Instagram functions expected in 2020. It is worth remembering that there is no forecast for launching any of the resources.
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In testing phase, new Instagram feature automatically groups the profiles followed Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong
Instagram is testing a tool to group the list of people you follow on the social network. The novelty was discovered by engineer Jane Manchun Wong and promises to help users when it comes to "cleaning up" the profile. According to Wong, the groups will be created to facilitate the management of accounts and should be proposed automatically.
As shown in the image obtained by the developer, the resource would create categories such as "art" and travel ", based on information provided by commercial pages to Instagram. In addition, the app would display lists with the profiles" most shown in the feed "and" people I least interact with ", based on their individual activity.
Poses: new Stories camera mode inspired by retro photo booths Photo: Reproduction / Jane Manchun Wong
Possible news from Instagram in 2020 also extend to Stories. Wong found that the social network is working on a new capture mode that mimics a retro photo booth. When activating "Poses", as the feature was called, the app takes four photos with intervals of three seconds between them and combines the images in a story in the style stop motion.
3. Background effect on Stories
New Instagram effect allows you to make montages easily and quickly Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong
Imagine being able to easily and quickly change the background of your photos on Instagram. In 2020, this possibility may become a reality. According to Wong, the social network is testing a new augmented reality effect that would allow montages with photos from the cell phone gallery. Nicknamed "background", the feature would function as a chroma key, a technique used in cinema and photography to neutralize the background of an image and edit it later. In other words, it would be possible to choose a photo of the Colosseum, for example, and interact live with the monument, pretending to be in Rome.
New Instagram feature uses artificial intelligence to recommend better photos Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong
Choosing good photos is very important to keep your Instagram feed beautiful and organized. If you have difficulties making this selection, the news is good: Instagram is developing the "Suggested Photos" feature, which uses artificial intelligence to recommend the best images to post on your profile and in Stories. Also discovered by Wong, the new function does not yet have a release forecast.
Instagram to launch new event sticker in 2020 Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong
The list of stickers Instagram Stories should increase in 2020. The social network is developing a sticker that allows you to invite followers to events. According to the image released by Wong, it would be possible to add details such as name, date and location of the event to sticker. In addition, the new resource would bring an RSVP button (acronym for the expression "answer, please", in French) so that interested parties can confirm their presence.
Instagram works on feature to set minimum age for profile visitors Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong
The minimum age for using Instagram is 13, but the social network appears to be working on an indicative rating function, which allows the user to restrict the age of visitors to his profile. An image obtained by Wong shows that it would also be possible to determine different minimum ages for specific countries. For example, you can set 18 as the default age, but allow 16-year-old Brazilian teenagers to access your profile, which includes posts and Stories.
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