Instagram rolled out Badges for Live to support creators in their live broadcasts. This feature is expected to roll out globally soon.
Instagram also added GIFs in comments for Stories and Reels. Using this feature, users can add a gif to their conversations and it will be read out loud by a fun voice.
- Search for a specific event
In 2022, Instagram began leaning toward creators and helping them make a living on the platform. This included a focus on video and messaging features. It also launched new tools to help them run and grow their businesses, including a Professional Dashboard. This tool provides insights and tools to help them run their business more efficiently and helps them connect with their audiences. It also helps them discover insights and trends based on the performance of their account. It allows users to check their monetization status and eligibility as well.
It also introduced IGTV ads, which are a great way to support creators and help them build their businesses. Users can see these ads when they watch a preview in Feed or Stories and can click on them to learn more about a product or service. These ads are mobile optimized and can last up to 15 seconds. It’s a great way to connect users with the products and services they love.
Instagram is also focusing on bringing new ways to create and explore content with the launch of Live Rooms. This feature will allow users to hang out with up to three people at once, start a talk show, or host a tutorial. It’s a fun way to connect with friends and followers in a new way.
In addition, Instagram is adding a new way to discover content on the platform with the launch of Search. This feature will let users find a specific hashtag or location to find posts related to that topic. It’s a great way to find interesting videos and follow accounts that share your interests.
It’s also adding a new way to create Reels. The app will now offer pre-built templates to help users create their Reels faster. These templates will include music, filters, text, and other elements to create a more polished video. The app will also enable users to remix Reels with other creators’ content. In order to use this feature, you’ll need to be an elidable creator and have a Reel tab on your profile.
- Follow specific accounts
Instagram has added a new way to find posts from people you follow. When you scroll through your feed, the app will show you posts from accounts you follow that Instagram believes you might like based on what you’ve liked and watched before. Instagram says this is a way to introduce you to a variety of content and to help you discover new things.
Instagram is making it easier to manage comments on your account by introducing a new “delete” option for individual photos or videos. The new feature is available to all users, and you can delete a post within 30 days of its original upload. This makes it possible to clean up your feed and keep only the most important posts at the top of your timeline.
In another effort to make the platform safer for teenagers, Instagram has introduced some tools that will help them use the site more responsibly. Among the new features is Social Vouching, which allows teens to ask a friend or family member to verify their age on their behalf. This will prevent Instagram from showing them images or video content containing potentially inappropriate material.
The company is also adding a new search feature that will allow users to search by keywords or phrases instead of specific accounts or hashtags. This will be a big boost to creators who use Instagram to promote their work. It will also give them a more targeted audience that is likely to be interested in their content.
Lastly, Instagram is improving its analytics tool to give creators and businesses more insight into their performance. This includes a new dashboard that displays more data over a 90-day period and a new way to measure engagement by the type of content they create.
Instagram is continuing to add more functionality to its Reels feature, which it has borrowed from TikTok. Previously, Reels were 15-second videos that allowed users to create fun and entertaining content. Now, Reels can include quizzes, emoji sliders and poll stickers, making them even more interactive. In addition, Instagram has launched new music options that will let users create Reels with popular songs from Spotify and Apple Music.
- Look for hashtags
The Instagram app is updated regularly to add new features. To make sure you always have the latest version, you can enable automatic updates by tapping the menu icon in the top-right corner of your profile and selecting Settings. You can also check for app updates manually by going to your phone’s settings, tapping the app, and tapping App updates.
Instagram is rolling out a couple of useful features for creators, including the ability to edit video clips within Reels easier and trim multiple videos at once. In addition, you can now delete a single photo or video from a carousel post – though this may not be ideal if it’s part of an ad campaign.
One of the most important things to consider when creating content for your Instagram account is the use of hashtags. These tags can be used to reach the right audience and drive engagement. They’re especially helpful if your content is related to a specific event, trend, or topic.
A great way to find relevant hashtags is to look at what’s trending on the platform. The top posts on the Explore page will likely include many different hashtags, so you can see what’s working for other users and take inspiration from there. Another option is to look at the hashtags used by competitors on their posts and follow them to find some that might work for you.
Lastly, it’s always good to avoid using any hashtags that are considered offensive. Instagram has a list of banned hashtags, but you can also create your own custom filters to block certain words or emojis from appearing in your feed.
Using hashtags effectively is key to maximizing your reach on Instagram. It’s also a great way to get your followers to engage with your posts by using popular hashtags that are more likely to be seen. In addition, be sure to keep an eye out for new trends and try to incorporate some of them into your own content. For example, a recent Instagram trend was the “fried cheese pickle wrap.” If you’re not familiar with this snack, you can find more information by searching for #friedcheesepicklewrap on Instagram.
- Check out the feed
In order to prevent people from scrolling forever on Instagram, the company is introducing a new way to check out the feed. This feature will highlight posts that have been popular recently and may be worth checking out. It will also show the number of comments and likes a post has received. It’s a great way to get caught up on what’s been going on in the Instagram community.
In another update, Instagram has added Live Rooms, a new way to hang out with friends on the app. You can host tutorials or Q&As, start a talk show, and more. It’s a great way to connect with followers and engage with other artists. You can create your own Rooms by tapping the icon and selecting “Live Rooms”.
To address some of the issues with bullying on Instagram, the platform has introduced a new option that allows users to pin comments on a post. This will help keep certain comments out of the recommendations section and give moderators more control over what is shown to their followers. This is a great step towards making Instagram more safe and comfortable for everyone.
Instagram is continuing to roll out updates that are designed specifically for creators. They have doubled the recording time for Instagram Reels, which are similar to TikTok videos. This will allow creators to record more content and make their Reels more engaging. They have also improved the editing tools on Reels so that it’s easier to trim and re-arrange clips. They have also made it possible to add a quiz, emoji slider, or poll to a Reel.
In addition, they have also added the ability to tag products in Reels and Stories. This will enable businesses and creators to sell their products on the app. Viewers can then tap the product tags to learn more or buy the product. Creators can also mark their Reels as ‘Branded Content’ to inform viewers that they have been paid to promote the product.
In the last month, Instagram has also updated its insight features by doubling the data tracking period. This will allow users to analyze their account metrics for a longer period of time without having to use third-party apps. They’ve also added a new calendar tool to Instagram insights that will let you choose a custom date range for your account metrics.