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Instagram is working on a ‘Shop’ tab in profile page
Dec23

Instagram is working on a ‘Shop’ tab in profile page

Just when you thought you have seen or heard all the insider info as regards new features being tested by Instagram, the Facebook subsidiary is reportedly working on a ‘Shop’ tab in profile. A couple of months ago, the ephemeral photo-sharing app began working on a new ecommerce app. The standalone app is being designed to cater to the needs of shoppers. When launched, “IG Shopping” will let users “browse collection of goods from...

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Instagram is reportedly testing ability to import photos from Google Photos
Dec22

Instagram is reportedly testing ability to import photos from Google Photos

Instagram for Android is reportedly testing the ability to import your photos from Google Photos. Though, this is not exactly something new because users can already import their photos from Google Photos, the difference, however, is that a shortcut is now being added to make it faster and easier. Reverse Engineer Jane Manchun Wong posted a screenshot on Twitter showing the new integration, which by the way will be a welcome one for...

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Instagram brings question stickers to Live Videos
Dec18

Instagram brings question stickers to Live Videos

Instagram has added some new features to its version of Stories—countdown sticker, and question stickers. The new stickers can be used in Live Videos and to share music recommendations. For the records, Instagram continues to add series of features to Stories as it seeks to reinvent a feature it copied from Snapchat. The question sticker for one, will be very helpful to users considering the fact that they now respond to questions...

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Instagram is testing Creator Accounts for top influencers
Dec12

Instagram is testing Creator Accounts for top influencers

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Instagram is currently testing a feature that will give top influencers and celebrities the ability to filter direct DM. The new feature called Creator Accounts, will also offer detailed analytics over accounts following celebrities and top creators. The feature, which offers tailor-made tools, is currently being tested by a handful of “high-profile” Instagram users. Creator Accounts is...

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Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ will let you share stories with group of friends
Dec01

Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ will let you share stories with group of friends

Those of us who believed that Instagram Stories could only get better have not really been disappointed. The feature, which was copied from Snapchat has been reinvented several times, and is now one of the most used tool on the photo-sharing app. Now, Instagram Stories is about to get even better with the launch of ‘Close Friends,’ a new feature that will let you share your stories with select group of friends. The tests actually...

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Instagram rolls out new AI-powered feature to describe texts in photos
Nov29

Instagram rolls out new AI-powered feature to describe texts in photos

Instagram has launched a new tool that will make it easier for people with visual impairments to hear texts describing the elements on a screen or photo. The newly launched feature will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically with the use of artificial intelligence, or by third-party description tools added by users. “We’re introducing automatic alternative text so you can hear descriptions of photos through your...

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