This year, we saw some notable changes in Instagram, the video and image sharing social network platform owned by Facebook, Inc.
Instagram now has IGTV, @mention, ‘Add This to Your Story’ prompt in privately sent image messages and more. Also, on top of the feeds, there are ‘stories’ by your friends. Insta upgraded it later so that users can add soundtracks and boomerang too. Unarguably, all these changes bagged many positive reviews.
Now, Instagram is rolling out some new features to the ‘Stories’ and adding up some new features in your feed.
Reportedly, there is going to be an “Ability to Ask Questions” with the ‘stories’ with detailed and lengthy text content.
Furthermore, Instagram is testing a new feature of ‘Stories’. So that the bar stays at the top of your feed as you scroll, making your friends’ stories almost impossible to ignore. At the moment, it remains at the top of the page for 24 hours of and disappears as you scroll. But not many Insta users sound excited about this persistent bar following you down the feed.
Therefore, in the meantime, the Facebook-owned app is testing a new pattern that will see the Stories by our friends pinned to the top of the user interface, following us down as we scroll. The latest update allows the bar to tag along as you go through your news feed. This feature is likely to be divisive, with some users finding it an unwelcome distraction. While others, not so much.
One of the main troubles was that an algorithm-based feed of Instagram abets oblivious browsing and confusion over what photos and videos are new or unseen.
The day before Yesterday,
Instagram introduced the new “You’re All Caught Up” feature to all Android and iOS individuals to create a systematic and straightforward user experience. After testing it out with some users back in May. Therefore now, “You’re All Caught Up” pops up when you scroll through recent posts from the last 48 hours.
So now, we see a big green checkmark saying “you’re all caught up”. Further, we get photos or videos that have been up for longer than two days. They are furthermore, viewed with more recent ones which you already saw and scrolled past.
Ultimately, It is quite a convenient feature and is getting positive feedback from most of the Insta users till now. Although posts after the milestone might still technically be new to us depending on our Instagram habits, 2 days seems like a reasonable landmark. So that In the meantime we don’t miss out on anything.