Instagram has added new ways to reply with a photo or video to specific photos and posts. The company announced this today when it rolled out the new update for its iOS and Android apps. With today’s update, your reply will automatically include a sticker of what you are replying to. This works by hitting the “reply” button to open the camera, take a selfie, and sending it.
Also, you now have an option of sending a split-screen reply by simply tapping on the sticker. It gets even more exciting as you can now add your own view by drawing on the sticker—and this is regardless of whether you are painting a mustache on your friend’s selfie or “doodling on a beach.”
Only last month, Instagram added a new feature that lets you reply to post with pictures and videos. That update lets you respond directly to the stories of your friends so as to communicate with them in a different way. When you reply to a story with a video or a photo, your recipient will see it in his inbox. To view the response, simply tap it.
The updates have already been rolled out by Instagram, and are available on the Apple Store and the Google Store.
The photo-sharing app on Tuesday added comment threads. According to Instagram, comment threads are being added to make help keep track on conversation and make it easy to respond to specific thread.
“Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread. This update will make your feed an even better place to share interests, get inspired and connect with others.
“Now, when you hit reply underneath any comment, your response will automatically be grouped right underneath it in a thread,” Instagram said in a blog post.
The comment thread features which are part of Instagram version 24, are now available from the App Store for every user.
Before the updates were announced, all comments were listed in a single thread with no proper arrangement or organization.
Instagram’s parent company Facebook, made some changes to its comment thread to make it easy for people to engage in conversation. You may probably not have spotted it, but comments now look very much like a conversation in your everyday chat app, and no longer like the way they used to be.
Facebook’s goal has always been to breathe more life into conversation, and to keep everyone on its platform engaged. The text bubble for example, will make everyone feel like they are having a really conversation in a messaging app.
To make text more readable, Facebook is using a brighter shade of blue as well as increased color contrast. Link previews, according to the report, are now slightly larger, and now consume the entire width of your screen, while the Like, Comment, and Share buttons are now larger.