Instagram today announced some changes coming to the platform for users under the age of 16. From now, every new user under the age of 16 that signs up on Instagram will have a ‘Private’ account by default.
Instagram has added a new feature aimed at eliminating language barriers. The new feature will automatically detect text in a foreign language within a story. Next, you will get a “See Translation” option on the top left of the screen. Once you tap on the button, Instagram will show the translation at the bottom of the screen.
Instagram today announced a new Security Checkup tool. According to the company, Security Tool will help people “whose accounts may have been hacked.” Security Checkup will guide the people through the necessary steps needed to secure their account.
Facebook is planning to turn Instagram into TikTok. Instagram’s head, Adam Mosseri, announced on Twitter that big changes are coming to the Instagram app, and the company is planning to take on TikTok by introducing full-screen and recommended videos to the Instagram feed.
It has become a norm for social media platforms to borrow each other’s features. Twitter recently announced a Super Follows feature that allows creators to monetize their content. Now Instagram is said to be working on its version of Super Follows with “Exclusive Stories” available for fans.
Instagram allows a select few to use Swipe-Up links on their stories. These links open whenever the user swipes up on Stories. Currently, the Swipe Up feature is available only for Instagrammers with more than 10,000 followers. Now Instagram is testing a similar feature for all the users. However, this time around, Instagram is testing a clickable link sticker instead of a swipe-up link.
Last month a report revealed that Instagram users would finally be able to post from the desktop website. Now Instagram has silently rolled out a feature that lets you post from Mac. Weirdly enough, the company has once again chosen to ignore the iPad.
After a month of ‘small global test,’ Instagram and Facebook today rolled out the ability that allows users to hide like counts from their posts. The newly introduced feature allows you to hide like counts from your posts as well as from other’s posts.
Instagram has introduced new tools that offer more insight into how Reels and Live Videos are doing. The new device is available for Instagram users with a creator and business account. The social media platform already offers a comprehensive tool with various metrics for posts. Now a similarly themed Insight tool is available for Reels and Live Video. Last year Instagram announced Reels to rival TikTok. Over the past months, it has become incredibly popular with Instagrammers.
Instagram is reportedly working on the ability to create a post directly from its desktop website. The new feature is currently being ‘internally tested’ and not available for all the users, however, a few pictures have surfaced on the web that showcase how creating posts directly from desktop web browsers would look like.