Instagram has announced a new auto transcribing feature for Stories. The transcribing feature is called caption stickers and will automatically transcribe speech in Instagram stories. Currently, the sticker is available in “English” and for “English-speaking countries.” It is expected to roll out for other languages and countries soon.
All of a sudden audio-based social networks seem to be in a rage. Inspired by Clubhouse’s raging success, Instagram recently added new features within Messenger rooms. Instagram has now gone one step ahead and introduced two new features for Instagram Live.
Instagram, starting today, will give users more control over the way they see likes on the platform. The company has announced a new ‘small global test’ that will provide users with three options when it comes to the seeing the likes counter.
Over the past few years, Instagram has become an integral part of our lives. Now Facebook is working on an Instagram for Kids. The new version of the app will focus on the younger audience and include extra safety features. Buzzfeed has obtained Instagram’s internal post about catering to children under the age of 13. As of now, Instagram doesnt allow children under the age of 13 to signup.
Instagram has launched a new “Live Room” feature that allows up to four people to go live simultaneously. In other words, four users can go live together, and the stream output will feature all the users on the same screen. Instagram is also prepping up new audio features.
Instagram is bringing another TikTok-inspired feature to its app. The company is reportedly testing vertical scrolling in its stories, as opposed to the current way of accessing them, which is by tapping or swiping horizontally.
Instagram is turning 10 today and as a part of its anniversary celebration, the company is releasing a bunch of new features primarily meant to curb online bullying. Additionally, for a limited time, Instagram is also going to allow iPhone and Android users to customize its home screen app icon.
Facebook today announced a major update for Instagram DMs that brings many of the Messenger features to it along with cross-messaging capabilities. Facebook says with this update, it is “connecting the Messenger and Instagram experience to bring some of the best Messenger features to Instagram.”
A lawsuit filed in California has accused Instagram of harvesting biometric data of users. Just last month, Facebook offered $650 million to settle a lawsuit that accused Facebook of illegally collecting biometric data by using a photo-tagging tool. This time around the lawsuit levies similar allegations against Facebook-owned Instagram.
Last year we had reported about Instagram testing a new TikTok rivaling feature called Reels. Amidst fears of the TikTok ban in the US, Instagram has launched Reels in more than 50 countries today, and the list includes the UK, US, Australia, and Japan.