An egg image became Instagram's most liked photo in the first month of the year, beating the likes record that was once Kylie Jenner's. Also in January, the app was flooded with posts from the 10 Years Challenge, and had a bug that changed the language of the app to English on iPhone (iOS).
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In addition, users were also successful among users of a filter that simulates Windows windows, the new feature this day, and a function that allows you to edit photos that are already in the gallery. Check out the following topics that caught the most attention on Instagram in the month of January.
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1. Egg photo beats likes record
The photo of a raw egg broke Instagram's record in January. The post was made with the intention of surpassing 18.3 million likes in a publication of the American socialite Kylie Jenner. The goal was quickly achieved: in 10 days, the image went from zero to 27 million likes on the social network. Currently, 51.8 million users have already liked the @world_record_egg account photo. Jenner's record post had been the announcement of the birth of his daughter, Stormi, in February 2018.
Egg Photo Became the Most Liked Instagram Post of All Time Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Cabral
In the third week of the month, Instagram photos were taken with the hashtag # 10YearChallenge. Users posted images from 2009 to 2019 side by side to compare different moments of life. Gradually, the game spread to other social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, and sparked searches for old Orkut photos. The joke, however, was also criticized for allegedly serving as a pretext for training artificial intelligence to recognize faces.
Challenge 10 Years Challenge Becomes Instagram Fashion Photo: Eduardo Manhes / dnetc
3. Instagram bug in English
A momentary issue on Instagram changed the app's language to English in late January. The bug only hits iPhone users right after upgrading to version 78.0. The app interface is not in full English, only a few words from the social network have changed. Other countries were also hit by the app crash, such as Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Turkey. It was left for users to try to correct by exiting and entering the app again or through the language settings. A trick to change the interface of Instagram to Portuguese, without specifying whether the Brazilian or European dialect.
After Update, Instagram Appears in English for iPhone Users Photo: Playback / dnetc
A filter that simulates windows of older versions of Windows was a hit among social network users in January. Created by designer George Kedenburg III, the filter puts images of the classic Microsoft system desktop at the bottom of the Stories, including programs like Winamp and Paint. To use the custom Instagram background, I need to follow the creator's account or replicate the material from a friend's Stories.
Learn how to use the Windows window filter on Instagram Stories Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
5. This Day: Older Posts Return to Instagram
Instagram's This Day feature lets you share memories in the form of new Stories posts. The function is similar to the eponymous feature that already existed on Facebook, and offers daily photos and old videos that may be worth republishing on the social network. The posts are live for 24 hours and follow a link that leads to the original post on the user's profile.
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6. Filters in gallery photos
Since last month, Instagram has been releasing augmented reality filters on photos already in the gallery. The new feature lets you apply any of the effects available in Stories, including face filters, as long as the previously captured image has the subject's face well framed and in focus. Previously, the social network only showed the button to use animated filters on photos taken by the application.
Instagram has released filters for photos in the gallery Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
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