Instagram, the world’s leading social media platform, is set to revolutionize user engagement with its upcoming features, Instagram head Adam Mosseri recently announced. These innovative additions promise to enhance user interaction and creativity on the platform.
Collaborative Posts: Fostering Community Connection
Instagram is testing a groundbreaking feature that allows users to invite friends to contribute to their feed posts. With this new collaborative feature, users can turn on an option before posting a carousel, enabling followers to submit their photos and videos for consideration. However, unlike regular submissions, these user-generated content pieces won’t automatically appear on the post. Each submission requires the user’s approval, ensuring curated and meaningful contributions to the posts.
How it Works:
- Inviting Contributions: Before posting, users can enable the submission option.
- Curated Content: Followers can submit their photos and videos.
- User Approval: Each submission requires manual approval from the user.
In the demonstration shared by Mosseri, the feature showcases an intuitive “add to post” button located in the bottom-left corner, simplifying the collaborative process.
Profile Videos in Notes: Adding a Personal Touch
In another exciting development, Instagram is testing an update that allows users to replace their default profile photo in Notes with short or looping videos. This feature adds a dynamic and engaging dimension to user profiles, enabling them to share their thoughts via accompanying text.
How to Create Profile Videos in Notes:
- New Camera Icon: Users will find a camera icon on their profile picture when creating a note.
- Record Videos: From the camera icon, users can record short or looping videos.
- Accompanying Text: Users can still include text to complement their videos and share their thoughts effectively.
Instagram Users’ Anticipation
With these upcoming features, Instagram aims to create a more interactive and dynamic user experience. As users eagerly anticipate these enhancements, Instagram encourages them to provide feedback on the new profile video feature. By actively involving the community in the testing phase, Instagram ensures that these updates align with user preferences and expectations.