On May 1 Instagram has introduced a new list of changes which is going to come to the platform, during the Facebook F8 conference. Users don't need to connect their Instagram accounts with the third-party apps to share on Stories. You can set it as your Story, or send as a direct message to your friends on the platform.
In disguise of a new update, Facebook-owned Instagram is getting revamped with a ton of features that have just been announced by the popular photo-sharing platform. The social media platform has taken the wraps off of a number of new features for users, and video chat will be coming before too long.
Leaving the best for the last, Instagram has announced a new anti-bullying feature that prevents anyone from adding an offensive comment to your posts.
Through the new feature, users can share music to Instagram using Spotify's "share" menu, tapping the Instagram Stories option.
While video chat has finally been confirmed, the tool is still in testing phases and Instagram says the feature will roll out globally "soon". A Crop and Trim feature is also available for GoPro users to crop their wide-angle videos.
The Explore page will feature buttons at the top of the page that are labeled by interest, which users can swipe through to view more tabs. The users can also minimise the video screen during a conversation and continue to chat while browsing the app. The most notable of the new additions is probably video chat. This will likely work in a similar way to Twitter, where you can mute someone so you don't see their posts, but you don't have to unfollow them.
More than a week ago, we reported that Instagram was testing a new layout for its Explore tab. This is the page that is personalized for every user to discover new people and accounts to follow.
So, out of all these new features, tell us which one are you most interested in?
Spotify want you to be able to share what you're listening to easier than ever.
While some of these features have already gone live, Facebook has promised all these features will be rolled out in as part of the Instagram update in coming weeks.