Instagram will soon begin testing a screen redesign for its main feed, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via an Instagram story.
He expressed that “photos are still an important part of Instagram” and said that Instagram was trying to find ways to improve how photos will be shown in this full-screen feed. He didn’t specify or give any details on how they’ll do it.
However, it’s funny to see two opposing opinions and statements, because we clearly remember Adam Mosseri saying how Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app and how videos are top priorities.
Here’s what Zuck had to show us:
As you can see from the picture, a small area at the bottom is reserved for navigation, every other element is on top of the content. Some say it looks very much like TikTok. We’ll see what this will look like with photos since they’re not currently being uploaded in full-screen format dimensions.
Techcrunch reports that in the test version, Instagram applied a blurred, gradient border to make the photos blend in. People complained about it so we’ll just have to wait and see what Insta will do about that.
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Top Latest Instagram Updates
Instagram has been working pretty hard to keep us on our toes. We’re caught looking to see what they have in mind not only for competing with TikTok but for staying relevant and up to date with the time by developing and offering new features for creators, parents, and regular mortals like you and me, etc.
Check out these recent updates Instagram had in store.
This feature is rolling out in seven more countries in the world – the UK, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Canada, France, and Germany. With this feature, parents can start supervising their child’s Instagram account and set periods during the week when the child can use the social media platforms.
Parents will also be given information on when their child reports something on Instagram. Both parents must agree to turn on the feature.
Take A Break Feature & Nudges
This feature encourages creators to raise awareness about mental health and lets you know how much time you’ve spent on Instagram. It will also encourage you to do something else instead of scrolling through your feed.
You will be notified if you spend too much time on one topic and Instagram will suggest you explore another topic. This might be a cool way of discovering new things on Instagram.
Features For Creators
As more creators use Instagram, the platform has rolled out tons of new features designed specifically for them.
- Extending Reels Videos
- Importing own audio in Reels
- Grid Pinning
- Liked Stories
- Subscription Options For Creators
- Sticker Links, and more.