Instagram is where more people are posting their life status on a daily basis, thanks to the story feature that was added last year. At the ongoing Annual Facebook’s summit, F8 2018, the company has announced few new features to the app including video call and new explore window.
Here are the new upcoming feature of Instagram:
- Sharing to Stories
From a sticker of your new favorite song on Spotify to action shots from GoPro, it’s now easy to share what you’re up to or how you’re feeling by posting directly to Instagram Stories from other apps. Just tap the share button in the Spotify or GoPro app and your content is pulled directly into the Instagram camera. From there you can edit and add to your story or send it via Direct. You don’t have to connect your Instagram account to other apps in order to share to Stories. More apps will be adding the sharing of Stories feature soon.
- Camera Effects Platform for Instagram
Instagram is opening the ability for third parties to design unique, interactive camera experiences for their followers, meaning you turn any video into a NBA dunkcam or add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians to fluff up your photo.
- Video Chat
One of the biggest announcement from the company, Instagram is getting native video chat. There are more than 100 million Instagrammers watch or share on Live every day. In the coming weeks, Instagram video chat to will give friends a new way to spend time together. To start a video chat, simply tap the new camera icon at the top of a Direct thread. You can chat one-on-one or with a small group. You can also minimize the video and continue the chat while doing other things on Instagram.
- The New Explore
The new and redesigned Explore makes discovery even easier. Explore is still personalized for everyone, but the content is now organized into topic channels so you can browse across your interests and go deeper on any area you’d like. There will be a set of hashtags(#) that you can easily search and explore based on your interests.r the coming weeks.
- Protecting users from Bullying Comments
Instagram will filter bullying comments intended to harass or upset people in the Instagram community. Last year the company announced offensive comment filter, which automatically hides toxic and divisive comments, particularly those aimed at at-risk groups. This new filter hides comments containing attacks on a person’s appearance or character, as well as threats to a person’s well-being or health. The bullying filter is now available and can be disabled in the Comment Controls center in the app. The new filter will also alert us to repeated problems so we can take action.
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