Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 06:00 pm
Are you ready for last month’s Instagram Updates? Here in this article on DSIM’s blog, you’ll get to know about important updates brought to Instagram, to increase the functionality, competence, and benefits available. Take a look-
1) Introducing Video Chat, a New Explore, and More
Now, users can video chat in Instagram Direct, either with just one person or a group. Video chat will give the experience of real-time video in a private space and help user feel close and connected to friends when not being together. With video chat, users can seamlessly connect across iOS and Android and without a phone number.
How to start a video chat?
To start a video chat, users have to swipe into their Direct inbox and open a message thread. Next, have to tap the new camera icon in the right corner, and the video chat will ring their friends’ phones so they don’t miss it. While on the video chat, users can minimize the video and multitask on Instagram, sending messages and photos in Direct, browsing their feeds, posting a story and more.
2) Introducing Music in Stories
On June 28, 2018, Instagram introduced music in Instagram Stories. Now you can add a soundtrack to your story that fits any moment and helps you express how you’re feeling. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and this feature will help them feel closer to their friends and followers.
When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in Stories, you’ll now see a music icon. Tap on it to open a library of thousands of songs — you can search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what’s popular and tap the play button to hear a preview. When you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story.
3) Introducing the Questions Sticker
On July 10, 2018, Instagram introduced an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets users’ friends submit questions for them to answer. It’s a fun new way to start conversations with the friends & followers so you can get to know each other better.
Add a question sticker to your story by selecting it from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video. Type out your prompt then place it wherever you’d like and share it to your story. When friends see the sticker, they can tap it to reply — and they can reply as many times as they want, right from the sticker.
4) In Testing- Instagram Might Allow Public Profiles To Remove Followers
As per the reports are believed, Instagram is widely testing a new feature that will allow public profiles to remove followers. Users with private accounts are offered this feature, though it would be really interesting to see public accounts getting this benefit in nearby future.
To verify, whether you have the access to this exclusive feature, you can go to your Instagram profile, tap followers, then click the three dot icon next to whichever follower you want to remove. The three dots won’t appear if you don’t have the ability to remove followers. If you do, you can tap the icon to bring up the option to remove the follower.
The above-mentioned updates are surely going to help you to use the platform to its fullest potential. Let us know in comments below, what feature will you prefer amongst the updates introduced.
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