Instagram completes 10 years today and on this occasion, the social media platform has announced a host of new features. This includes a Stories map and two well-being updates -- hiding potentially offensive comments and expanding nudge warnings.
Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, in a company blog, shared, “We’re dropping some new features that we hope you’ll enjoy, but we also want to say a big thank-you to everyone who uses Instagram around the world. I’m proud of where we are today, but I’m thinking a lot about where we’re going.”
“Right now, we’re witnessing enormous shifts in how people create and enjoy culture. To keep pace with what’s next, we have to adapt, too. Over the coming months, you’ll see some major changes from us, like tabs for Reels and shopping, and some big improvements to messaging. We’ll look to accelerate ways for creators to make a living and for small businesses to sell their products. Through all these changes, our community will remain the heart of Instagram, and we’ll stay focused on keeping people safe and building new features that fight bullying, improve equity, address fairness, and help people feel supported," he added.
India was the first market where Reels was launched and today the new features that are launched include:
· Stories Map: A private map and calendar of the stories you’ve shared in the last three years, so you can look back and remember all your favorite moments. You’ll be able to share, download, and save these stories to your highlights.
· Hiding Potentially Offensive Comments: Instagram has started testing a new feature that automatically hides comments similar to others that have been reported. You can tap “View Hidden Comments” to see the comments. Comments that violate their ‘Community Guidelines’ will continue to be removed.
· Expanding Nudge Warnings: Instagram is also expanding nudge warnings to include an additional warning when people repeatedly attempt to post comments that might be offensive. These new warnings let people take a moment to step back and reflect on their words and lay out the potential consequences should they proceed.
Apart from this, to join in the celebrations along with the 1 billion strong community of people who use Instagram, the platform is encouraging people to use the hashtag #IGturns10.
(Edited by : Niral)
First Published: IST