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Messenger Integration is being tested by Instagram and launching New ‘Plans’ Sticker for Scheduling Online Meet-Ups

In order integrate its messaging apps, Facebook is trying out various methods and strategies and is now adding a feather in its cap by enabling Instagram to test out a new option that would allow to get Messenger messages in your Instagram Direct inbox. Though, Instagram has confirmed the test but it announced that it isn’t ready for a launch. As we've mentioned before, we're working on making our messaging services work across our apps. This is an early prototype, which we aren’t testing externally. — Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) June 3, 2020 Facebook, through these small yet effective steps is trying to  to enable and capture the full cross-messaging functionality between Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. This service shall connect users by exchange of  messages...

Double-Story Stories Feed is tested by Instagram with some users

Recently, it has been noted that Instagram is testing a new, double-story Stories feed for some users. A user named Ed Maughan revealed this information which was further shared by social media expert Matt Navarra. Many other users too have reported the display of the updated stories format in this week. Instagram has confirmed the test to SMT, providing this brief statement: “We’re always testing ways to improve your Instagram experience.” No information has been disclosed on the availability and reach of this update yet. If it gains a good response in its test, then it might be taken up as the Stories option really soon. Jane Manchun Wong- reverse engineering analyst, spotted the back-end code back in April which clarified that Instagram had been looking to add more Stories b...

Instagram plans to strategise IGTV monetization and introduces new revenue options for Instagram Live

Instagram has recently made an announced regarding the next stage of monetization for IGTV. Also, it has claimed to add new digital ‘badges’ for IG Live which shall enable the viewers to donate money to their favorite broadcasters. Instagram has been continuously burning the midnight oil in order to provide monetization opportunities for IGTV, which can be observed by its first attempt of IGTV ads that were tested back in February as informed by Jane Manchun Wong . Adding to this, Instagram further invited some creators to participate in the initial testing of ads in IGTV content in the month of March. Now, it has announced a next step in IGTV ads. “Starting next week, we are introducing ads in IGTV, our long-form video destination. IGTV ads will initially appear when peo...

Messenger Rooms can now be created by users on Instagram

Facebook is trying out its best to resolve all sorts of connectivity barriers to video chat during this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now, Instagram users shall be able to create Messenger Rooms direct from their Instagram Direct inbox. An easy way to video chat with up to 50 of your favorite people? Yes please 🙋‍♀️ Starting today, you can create @messenger Rooms on Instagram and invite anyone to join 👇 pic.twitter.com/VKYtJjniEt — Instagram (@instagram) May 21, 2020 One has to tap on the video chat button within Instagram Direct where he/she can observe the prompt to create a Messenger Room. The specific people can be chosen and then, the link to join the room can be sent to them via DM. Messenger Rooms are for Messenger and thus, thought it allows to join in with the Instag...

Instagram Introduces the Option of Sharing Instagram Live Broadcasts to IGTV

Instagram has officially announced that all users shall now be able to save the video of their Instagram Live broadcast to IGTV, and can choose to make it viewable for any time period. Want to save your Live videos to IGTV? Now you can 🤩 and they'll stick around longer than 24 hours in stories. pic.twitter.com/x5OjjmcA7u — Instagram (@instagram) May 14, 2020 Instagram Live broadcasts was available to viewers only during their broadcast that is when ‘Live’ marker appeared on the users’ Stories bubble. Though, the users have been given the option to save the video of their Instagram Live broadcast to their camera roll which could be re-uploads but now, with the new option to send the video directly to IGTV, it can be an opportunity to earn benefits and increased e...

New Anti-Bullying Measures such as Bulk Comment Actions and Mention Controls added by Instagram

In order to enable users to have a more controlled experience and reduce the impact of trolls on the mental health and minimize the abusive actions on the platform, Instagram has come up with brand new anti-bullying tools. The tools and theirs functions can be listed as: I) Instagram is preparing to introduce a new bulk comment removal option that shall aid to easily manage and maintain the comment streams of the post. Instagram conveys, “We know it can feel overwhelming to manage a rush of negative comments, so we’ve been testing the ability to delete comments in bulk, as well as block or restrict multiple accounts that post negative comments. Early feedback has been encouraging, and we’ve found that it helps people, especially with larger followings, maintain a positive environment...

Instagram is on its way for next Stories Feed Update

In order to help looking for the preferable and interested content, Instagram is soon coming up with some new ways to ease this time taking and troublesome process of interacting Instagram Stories. The Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong posted an example of one of the new tests taking place. This shall enable the users to side the main Stories frame down to reveal the Stories tray at the top of the screen, then switch through to each. Instagram is working on a quick switch to other user’s Stories pic.twitter.com/rq2KBlmO4o — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 7, 2020 She also shared that earlier as well, Instagram tested some other variation of the same it. This led the Instagram chief Adam Mosseri to emphasize on the confirmation these new options tests in order to help pe...

Pro Tips by Instagram to reduce the drift between the marketers and audience during the lockdown

Marketers are finding difficulties in maintaining their contact with audience amidst the lockdown over social media platform like Instagram. Researches reflect that the brands are still mass reaching their audiences but it is taken into consideration to call out to their audience in a righteous and effective manner according to the prevailing critical conditions during the global pandemic. Thus, Instagram is keen in helping out the brands by sharing some key tips on how they can maintain audience connection via Instagram Stories: “Make it easy for people to support your brand”: Instagram is promoting its new gift card and food ordering stickers as a tip to people through which people can support the businesses and brands via their Stories frames. These Stories can be saved as H...

Instagram is Bringing in New Font Types for Stories

Instagram is introducing some new and fascinating font options for Stories, which shall include creative background effects. NewfontscomingtoStoriessoon* 🖌 *We’re testing this with a small percentage of people. Stay tuned for updates. ✨ pic.twitter.com/1RfBbtUIYv — Instagram (@instagram) April 29, 2020 Instagram and Facebook are continuously working and putting efforts to add new Stories features. It is a big list of updates and new tools that are introduced by both these social platforms straight in a row since last month. Few of them can be listed as: Instagram launched the ‘Stay Home’ stickers in order to promote COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Instagram updated its IGTV preview option for Stories which will now play the first 15 seconds of the IGTV video Instagram added new gift car...

New ‘DM Me’ Sticker is Being Tested to Initiate Interaction from Instragram Stories

According to reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram is testing out on a new ‘DM Me’ sticker for Instagram Stories, that shall initiate direct message engagement from the Stories content by tapping on the sticker. It is sensible according to the amount of usage Instagram has recorded, specially during the current global pandemic. Its usage has been rising which is reported by Facebook, claiming a 50% increase in total messaging volume across its apps in March. For this reason, it is trying to engage more users in the messaging field. But this sticker can have its adverse effects such as harassment and abuse via dm’s. The option of private messages on some stories would be blocked which could lead to unsolicited and unwanted attachments. This can become a m...

Instagram has become the talk of the world with its growing popularity among the youth.

It has provided a platform to the mob to showcase, experiment, hone and fulfil their various genres of talents and passion and learn through videos and tutorials. With the emergence of Instagram, another marvelous creation of the technology upgradation has come into being, known as Instarabbit. It is an Instagram growth service considered to be the most reliable and powerful in its working procedures. Since, 80 percent of Instagram users, follow at least one business account and 72 percent of users buy at least one product which they saw on Instagram for the first time, it is important to rightly associate and reach the right audience for brands and businesses as it enable the public to join a massive community in the niche of who are enthusiastic about engaging with the posted  content. I...

Instagram adds New Feature – Boomerang!

Let’s agree to the fact that Instagram’s boomerang feature once made our feed look amazing! The social media app gave us another reason to get clicked and do all the crazy stuffs. Since 2015 we have been going up and down, forward and backward, twisting and twirling in front of the cameras. Any social media feature which is lingering for 4 years becomes a cliché and the same happened with Boomerang. But to jazz it up, Instagram recently added 3 new features in it. With SloMo, Echo & Duo, your Boomerang video gets the hype which was a cliché otherwise! While SloMo makes a video absolutely slow at one time and resumes to normal speed another time, Eco and Duo allows the user to trim length of the video with special effects. These features make your story even more amazing and trending! E...

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