Instagram started out as an easy way to share photos, but since its inception the photo- and video-sharing platform has evolved quite a bit. Especially when it comes to shopping.
After IGTV, Instagram is now working on a dedicated shopping app which will presumably be called IG Shopping. The app will allow Instagram users to browse and directly order items from merchants they follow on the social network.
Instagram wants to make sure that there are a variety of different tools in place to help its users feel safe, whether that’s revealing even more information about certain profiles or offering support for third-party apps that can add a layer of security to logging in.
Instagram has had the ability to direct message other folks on the platform for quite some time, but now the feature is getting a bit more helpful in letting you know who’s actually available to talk.
Instagram continues to add new features for its Stories feature, which has become the most popular element of the social network.
Instagram Stories is one of the best storytelling tools we have right now. It’s just a 15-second clip but using text and GIFs, you can do a lot more with it. But on the other hand, it’s quite limited. The 15-second limit can be frustrating sometimes, especially when the video you want to share is 30 seconds long. What do you do? It’s quite simple really. Just cut the video into 15-second sections.
Back in May, it was confirmed that Instagram was planning on launching a new feature that would allow users to quickly discover if they’ve seen all of the content they’d want to in their feed.
Back in May, a report surfaced that suggested Instagram was working on an idea to bring music to Stories, basically adding even more content to what’s already become one of the platform’s most popular features.
It has been more than a month since Instagram announced a whole host of new features for the social platform, and now they are finally seeing the light of day.
One-handed use of a smartphone is an important aspect, it’s one of the reasons manufacturers are whittling down bezels — so they can offer more screen real estate in a device that’s still easy to hold in one hand.