Instagram has added a browser notification feature

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Credit: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/25/instagram-adds-notifications-to-its-browser-app-and-instagram-lite/

Instagram users who usually log in to the platform via Google Chrome can now turn on notifications, and get notified when they get new followers, likes, and comments per Android Police. The same applies to the light version of the app, Instagram Lite, which of course, is still being tested by the Facebook-owned company.

This update still does not take the Lite version of the app and the web app to the level of the main Instagram app. However, you can still view your timeline, upload pictures, post new Stories, and search among other things that you do.

Just so you know, Instagram is currently testing a slimdown version of its app—Instagram Lite. The app is still being tested in Mexico, and could become available to everyone before the end of the year per TechCrunch.

In other news, you will soon be able to restrict your stories and posts to selected countries. It means you can choose not to make your posts and stories universally accessible to everyone around the world.

This much was revealed by respectable app researcher Jane Manchun Wong who posted this on her Twitter page. Wong tweeted that while creating your posts, you will be able to choose specific countries where you want them to show. Similar feature it seems, will also be available for Stories.

For brands, this is probably a huge addition as it will enable them to limit the content to specific countries. If you own a brand, there is probably no reason to encroach into regions where you may have rights issue. It will also interest many brands out there that they can also now create location-centered content.

Facebook, Instagram’s parent company offers similar features to users—users are able to post content based on countries. Twitter also offers similar features where users can post to specific country.

There has been no word yet from Instagram on when geofencing will be officially launched. However, the fact that the Facebook owned company is testing geofencing means you might soon be able to restrict your posts to specific countries.

If all goes well too, you could soon be to tag friends in video posts. The test has been confirmed by Instagram and could soon be available to users.

Video tagging works similar to the way you tag photos, but this time around, you won’t have to “press the small icon at the bottom left to see the list of tagged names appear over top the content.” Of course, this is understandable given the fact that it will be more difficult to do that with videos.

As soon as you press the button, you will be directed to a new page titled “People in this Video” with everyone that has either appeared in the video, or who the original poster of the video wants to notify.


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Author: Ola Ric

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