New features are been added by Instagram to its platform more often. The most recent inclusion being experimented by the company seems to be the capability of posting questions in the Stories and get replies from your friends, as reported by Engadget. The feature will promote the strategy of the company of making its platform more reciprocative than before.
In addition, beginning this week, one will be capable of adding a soundtrack to their Stories as well. Though capturing Stories was possible with background sound previously, the new inclusion enables one to select a track after or before capturing the video. All one requires doing is tap on a video or photo and a music icon will pop up. Click on it to further choose from the library to find and include a track.
Recently, to meet the users’ needs inhabiting in developing countries with unreliable internet connectivity as well as entry-level devices with less storage, the company declared the app’s Lite version. Now, Instagram Lite for Android is obtainable in selected countries and it starts experimenting this week in Mexico, as reported by TechCrunch.
As the name proposes, the app is a diminished version of the actual Instagram and is 1/55th of the main app’s size. One can post stories, photos, as well as browse the explore tab. Nevertheless, it doesn’t let one Direct Message friends or share videos.
Also, video calling for Android and iOS users has been launched by Instagram. The new feature will enable up to 4 friends to video call collectively through Instagram Direct. The firm stated in a blog post, “Previous month, we declared that new updates were getting to Instagram to fetch you even nearer to the people and stuff you love. The updates—comprising topic channels in Explore, new camera effects for Stories, and Video Chat—are rolling out.”
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