Words have already run out to describe the pace of updates to the Instagram and the implementation of new features. Yes, we are here again to deal with some more news that the social network will soon receive.
In fact, two of the new features have already been tested for some time, but now all users will finally be able to take advantage of them.
Sharing posts on Stories
The first novelty tested (and approved) sharing posts on Stories that, contrary to what one might think, it is not really something like a ?re-sharing?; that is, if you want to repost in your Stories a post that is a video, it appears as a sticker, with a link to the original publication.
With this, Instagram hopes that it will be easier to promote some posts from friends or even from brands that you want to disclose.
To share on Stories anyone's photos or videos, just touch the paper plane and then touch ?Add publication to your story?. Then, you see the publication actually behaving like a sticker; therefore, it is possible to resize, move from side to side and place where you want.
The other highly anticipated novelty is that it will begin to appear for everyone little by little in the coming weeks. ?Mute? button to hide the publications from someone you don't want to see incessantly in your timeline, without actually having to stop following the user.
As well as the function of hiding Stories of someone, a feature that has been available for some time, by touching the button "Mute" (found in the three dots in the upper right corner of any publication), you will only stop seeing that user?s publications in your timeline, but still continue to have access to the profile, seeing your private messages, notifications if you are tagged by the person in any photo and things like that.
"You are up to date"
Unfortunately, it has been a while since Instagram posts appear on the timeline in chronological order. This ends up giving users a knot, who can spend hours on end and still have the feeling that they have not really seen what they should see most relevant at the moment.
Without going back on that choice, the company now tries to ease this terrible feeling by testing the feature ?You are up to date? (?You?re All Caught Up?). Basically, this is a warning that appears when you've seen all of the publications for the past 48 hours.
Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch who is in fact testing the feature, but did not reveal when we can expect the news, or even explained if ?the last 48h publications? mean ?literally every post from each person we follow or just the best ones, which are worth showing , according to the interpretation of the algorithm ?.
While it is profitable for more people to be more and more engaged with an app, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said on Twitter that they are ?building tools that will help the IG community learn more about their time on Instagram – anytime it must be positive and intentional ?and that? understand how online time impacts important people, and it is the responsibility of all companies to be honest about it ?. And he added: ?We want to be part of the solution. I take that responsibility seriously. ?
It's not back to the chronological order, but at least something that can decrease the time of using the app and prevent us from being like dizzy cockroaches, seeing the same posts in the app several times.
via The Verge, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed News