Instagram is working on its new updates, yet again.
How Instagram Started
If you remember, Instagram started with being a simple pic-sharing platform with a bunch of filters. Now everything has changed, of course. There is a new logo, a DM feature (where MBJ is hooking up with his fans, Y’all), IG TV, business page development, promotional content and what not. There are everyday stories that we keep seeing of our friends and followers now. There’s also a Focus mode in the stories that makes all of us look like supermodels. The app userbase and features have been growing every day. I mean, a whole generation of young people made a career out of the app! Did you know that Instagram blogging is as good as any full-time job now?
Now Instagram decided to do more. It is working with its new updates that are going to tweak the details of your profile. A spokesperson had said earlier that these updates will help to “express yourself better and more easily connect with the people you care about on your profile.” It is trying to take the focus away from the followers and following count, and emphasize the bios.
Not just that, but it also aims to put other tabs for shopping and IG TV, as the new interface is said to be tabbed. This new update is explained like this by Instagram –
“Your profile is where you share who you are on Instagram, so starting today we’re testing ways you can better express yourself and more easily connect with the people you care about on your profile.
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Over the next several weeks, you may see features re-arranged at the top of your profile including changes to icons, buttons and the way you navigate between tabs, which we hope will make profiles easier and cleaner to use. The photos and videos you’ve shared on your grid won’t change”.
Tests still on
Instagram also said that they are testing things out and gradually it would be ready to roll out. They are also combining different phases to test to get the best experience out of it for the user. Interestingly, the much more advanced features like sharing of music from your stories and a time management tool have also been revealed. A partnership with Shazam is getting us all our jams on the app, while the time management tool could be helpful to let us all have a much more productive day. Most bloggers and business pages are super excited about the ‘shop’ tab, which would make it easier for a customer to buy.
The app also recently launched a purge mechanism where it is removing bots and third-party fake followers. This may affect the follower count of many bloggers and it already locked out many such bot platforms like Instagress and Mass planner. Instagram made a blog post about it, stating that “Everyday people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions. It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity”.