Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app owned by Meta, has announced four new features that will soon be available on the platform. These features are aimed at enhancing the user experience and making the app more fun and interactive. Here are the details of the upcoming features:
Instagram wants to make birthdays more special for its users by introducing a new feature that will allow them to share their celebrations with their followers and friends. Users will be able to use stickers and confetti to add some flair to their posts and stories on their birthday. The feature will also notify their close friends about their birthday and encourage them to join the festivities.
Selfie Video and Audio Notes
Notes are a popular way of communicating on Instagram, especially among young people. They allow users to easily share updates with each other through text, photos, or videos. To make Notes more dynamic and expressive, Instagram will soon add two new options: Selfie Video and Audio Notes. Selfie Video Notes will let users record short looping videos within Notes, while Audio Notes will let users leave voice messages as Notes. Both types of Notes will disappear after 24 hours, adding a sense of spontaneity and privacy.
Multiple Lists for Stories
Stories are one of the most used features on Instagram, as they allow users to share moments from their day with their followers. Currently, users can choose to share their stories with everyone, or only with their close friends. However, Instagram will soon give users more control over who can see their stories by allowing them to create multiple lists of friends. Users will be able to name and customize their lists, and choose which list to share their stories with. This way, users can tailor their stories to different audiences and avoid oversharing.
Testing and Release
Instagram said that it will start testing these features soon and then roll them out gradually to all users. The company hopes that these features will make the app more engaging and enjoyable for its users, and help them connect with their friends in new ways.