TNW in the present day obtained data on a variety of latest options Instagram is at present testing. As with all assessments, this implies a few of you will have already seen one or two of the brand new options. A few of you, nonetheless, haven’t. Instagram and Fb are inclined to roll out new options for testing to small segments of the viewers, not — and a few might by no means been seen once more after these assessments.
As such, TNW makes no assure that any of those are coming to Instagram anytime quickly. That mentioned, we’re pretty assured no less than just a few of them will go reside within the close to future.
Listed here are the highlights of what we’ve discovered:
Native Instagram ‘Regram” button
Instagram seems to be lastly engaged on a local Regram button. It’s a function many customers have been ready for for a while. At present, customers desirous to reshare content material need to both save the picture or video to their gadget and re-share it from their very own account, or name upon considered one of a number of third get together apps like Regram, a preferred Android possibility.
The screenshot above suggests a local possibility is coming quickly, which is nice… as a result of third get together apps are sometimes insecure and terrible.
GIF Seek for Tales
Please God, no…
It appears to be like like Instagram might lastly be a part of the GIF get together and permit customers to seek for and add GIFs to their Tales or common posts. We don’t have quite a lot of details about this — aside from the check model being hideous — nevertheless it appears Instagram is tapping Giphy, such as you do, to supply GIFs in-app.
Our solely hope is that it doesn’t look something like this when it’s achieved.
Instagram Beta App on iOS
Instagram has had an Android beta app for a while, however a brand new one could also be coming. Instagram has been inviting a choose viewers to check the brand new model of its Android app in a really restricted beta. These fortunate sufficient to get in would possibly get an opportunity to play with these terrible GIFs, from Instagram’s new GIF search.
However you actually don’t wish to, we promise.
One other new function on the horizon, fingers crossed, is one which lets you save your Tales in a private archive. The function appears fairly easy and would maintain your finest work locked up inside the app for journeys down reminiscence lane months or even perhaps years later.
That is one thing TNW had beforehand reported, nevertheless it appears the check model might permit customers to avoid wasting their Tales longer than 24 hours.
Closest Mates Checklist
Earlier this yr, Instagram was noticed testing a favourite friends-type function, a function it now appears to be like near releasing. It’s precisely what it feels like: add your closest buddies to a choose group and you’ll share content material with simply them — like DMs, however for folks with multiple pal. It truly reminds us quite a lot of Myspace’s Prime eight, which we will solely hope we’re a part of for you.
Oddly sufficient, your closest buddies gained’t get a notification once you add them. They are going to, nonetheless, get a notification when somebody inside the group shares a brand new publish utilizing the function.
Okay, so perhaps it’s truly for stalkers, not buddies.
Share to WhatsApp
Instagram remains to be testing choices for customers to share posts or profiles with buddies on different Fb-owned networks, particularly WhatsApp. The screenshots recommend iOS customers now get to hitch the enjoyable too.
As for “Share to Fb,” many customers have had that for some time.
Different enjoyable issues being examined
Prime emoji and hashtags fast search possibility
We additionally just lately noticed a brand new comply with hashtag function which could possibly be coming quickly to all customers.
Pinned thread possibility in direct messages
Emoji shortcut phrases for issues like ‘CONGRATULATIONS’
‘Add Espresso’ possibility?! Yeah… we don’t know both.
We’ve reached out to Instagram for remark, and can replace this text ought to we hear extra about new options, launch dates, or if we will be in Mark Zuckerberg’s “prime eight.”