A new revelation has uncovered the possibility of Instagram getting a “Portrait Mode” feature for stories and posts. This was revealed by Ishan Agarwal on Twitter, who tore down an APK (Android Package Kit) and found this within the system alongside other camera modes like Live and Reverse.
Instagram’s new algorithm has found quite a few haters. Using machine learning, Instagram now shows content which it believes you will find more interesting instead of showing your timeline in a chronological order. Worse, the company does not even option an offer to revert this change which has not gone well with many of its users.
Stories in Instagram have become very popular for the social network that primarily focuses on photos and videos, but now the feature is getting a text-only feature.
Stories has become a popular feature for just about every social network that has adopted it up to this point (with maybe the exception of Facebook), and Instagram continues to add features that it hopes will attract even more users.
If you have put some work into curating your main Instagram feed, the social network itself may be working to throw a wrench into those grand designs.
On social networks, a hashtag makes it quick and easy to find something you want to find. And now Instagram is letting you find them much easier in your main feed.
It has been a few years since Facebook made a standalone Messenger app, which, at the time, was a pretty controversial decision, but it seems to have worked out in the end.
Stories are a huge part of the Instagram experience these days, so the company continues to tweak and expand upon the idea to keep users coming back.
When Instagram Stories first launched, you had to take photos or record videos to post to the ephemeral messaging feature within the app.
Instagram has made it possible to live stream content for awhile, but only recently started testing the ability to live stream with a friend at the same time.