Instagram rolls out all new searchable map

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, announced today that the company will give Instagram users a new map experience that can be searched and changes over time. People who use the improved map will be able to look at the most-tagged places in the area or sort the places listed by categories like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons. Continue reading “Instagram rolls out all new searchable map”

Instagram to let users buy products directly from chats

Instagram chats, also referred to as Direct Messages (DMs), will now allow users to make purchases straightforwardly from the platform in the U.S. The Meta-owned platform stated that the feature would be supported by a limited number of qualified small businesses. After placing an order in a chat thread, the user would be able to make the payment, track the order, follow-up questions and so on from the same thread. To recall, Instagram recently introduced new tools for creators to connect with subscribers. Continue reading “Instagram to let users buy products directly from chats”

Instagram introduces new tools for creators to connect with subscribers

Instagram is launching more features today to expand the experience, after getting off to a slow start with premium subscriptions for creators earlier this year. The platform wants to be “the best place online for creators to make a living,” according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, and the new additions are a direct result of input from creators who took part in the early round of subscriptions. Continue reading “Instagram introduces new tools for creators to connect with subscribers”

Instagram India introduces ‘1 Minute Music’ tracks for Reels

Instagram today introduced a new musical property, “1 Minute Music,” which is a collection of music songs and films accessible exclusively on its network for usage on Reels or Stories. Continue reading “Instagram India introduces ‘1 Minute Music’ tracks for Reels”

Instagram to begin testing NFTs starting this week

Collectors and creators of non-fungible tokens, also known as “NFTs” will soon be able to show off their creations on Instagram. “Similar functionality” is coming to Facebook, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who confirmed this in a press statement. Continue reading “Instagram to begin testing NFTs starting this week”

Instagram rolls out ‘Enhanced Tags’ on Reels for creators

Instagram has unveiled Enhanced Tags on Reels, a feature that will make it easier for creators to get credit for their work. Enhanced Tags were first introduced for Feed in March, but they are now also readily accessible for Reels as well. Instagram had previously introduced six new features. Continue reading “Instagram rolls out ‘Enhanced Tags’ on Reels for creators”

Instagram gets new messaging features

Instagram, which is owned by Meta, has released a new upgrade that allows you to converse while browsing your feed. This new multitasking option will allow you to reply to incoming messages instantly without having to switch between feeds and inbox. Continue reading “Instagram gets new messaging features”

Instagram launches Subscription service to help creators earn monthly

Inspired by the Facebook Subscription model, which was launched back in 2020, Instagram has also started testing the Subscription model in the US with some creators. However, the company is planning to expand access to more creators over the next few months. Continue reading “Instagram launches Subscription service to help creators earn monthly”

Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments

Back in February, Instagram shared an update on its work towards combating abuse and hate speech on Instagram. In this regard, Instagram has announced a couple of new features to protect people from seeing abusive DMs and permanently block users from reaching you using fresh accounts. Continue reading “Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments”

Instagram Live Rooms allows up to four participants to engage in real time broadcasts

Recently, Instagram has announced that it has started allowing up to three guests to live stream in a virtual room together. Previously, Instagram Live allowed only two people to be a part of the live stream. Continue reading “Instagram Live Rooms allows up to four participants to engage in real time broadcasts”

Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure

After several months of testing ‘removing like counts’ feature in Canada, Instagram is expanding the feature to six more countries – Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. This gives more users a chance to hide the like count on their posts. Continue reading “Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure”

Instagram to block hashtags from search related to anti-vaccination misinformation

Instagram on Thursday said that it will block search results for hashtags that return false information to discourage people from getting vaccinated. Facebook-owned, Instagram announced this at an event for press in San Francisco. Continue reading “Instagram to block hashtags from search related to anti-vaccination misinformation”

Instagram could hide the number of likes on photos

In a recent development, Facebook-owned Instagram is considering hiding the number of likes a post gets. This unreleased feature was first noted by social media researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who constantly discovers hidden changes within social media applications. Continue reading “Instagram could hide the number of likes on photos”

Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app

Spending money just got easier now with Instagram! Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced ‘checkout’ feature on Instagram. With this feature, you can now buy a product without leaving the app. Continue reading “Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app”