Video Chat on Instagram ‘MESSENGER ROOMS’ with up to 50 People!

Instagram has recently announced the integration of Facebook Messenger Rooms feature on its platform which would let Instagram users video call up to 50 people at once.

The company announced this from its official Twitter handle stating-

“An easy way to video chat with up to 50 of your favorite people? Yes please. Starting today, you can create @messenger Rooms on Instagram and invite anyone to join.”

As clear from the Tweet, the feature is based on integration with Facebook’s Messenger rooms following which users on Instagram could launch the video call (with up to 50 people) within the main app.

Setting up Facebook’s Messenger Room within the main app is super easy as shown in the instructional video. 

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4 Instagram FEATURES that may ROLL OUT next MONTH!

Instagram keeps on bringing updates so as to ease the functionality of the main app and make it even better.

It’s for the fact that users stick to apps only if it’s able to keep up with the trend and user expectations.

And if someone has been using social media for a while now it’s nothing new for them to spot a feature that started first in one app and became a crucial part of the other.

From the popular Instagram story feature that was rolled out in competition app Snapchat to implementation of IGTV that bearded quite a resemblance with that of YouTube.

Apps keep upgrading and adding the popular features of other competition apps.

And…

So does Instagram!

It is for this reason the company is currently carrying tons of testing process of various different features some of which we would cover in this article today.

Jane Manchung Wong, a reverse engineer from Hong-Kong who finds unreleased features and security vulnerabilities in popular apps spotted many Instagram features that the company is currently testing out.

As per reverse engineer Jane Wong, Instagram is working on the “Videos over 60s” filter for video picker.

What this ‘Video over 60s’ would do is that it would help users filter out videos that are over sixty seconds from the available list of videos.

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Instagram introduces a New feature named ‘Guides’!!!

Launched this week as ‘Guides’ on Instagram, the new feature was rolled as a spot where users could find recommendations, tips, and other useful content from their favorite creators, publishers, and organizations on Instagram.

So…

What exactly are Instagram “Guides”?

Guides are just like what I would say a step by step process of an activity or recommendations. When viewing a guide, users would notice a collection of posts and videos (often from different people) that influencers or organizations have curated with a heading explained with a few lines of text.

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Delete Comments in Bulk, Restrict or Block Multiple Accounts on Instagram!

Instagram has been consistently working on eliminating bullying and harassment from its platform.

It is for this reason, it rolled out features like ‘Restrict’, ‘Auto-Hide Comments’, ‘Report’ etc., to facilitate and ease the bullying situations that users once faced regularly.

While Restrict feature stopped people from commenting on a person’s post and messaging them, the strict ‘Report’ policies banned a user’s account only after a few reports within a window of time.

That said…

Instagram now took it to another level rolling out new features to help users manage unwanted interactions and tackle bullying on the platform.

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How to use Instagram’s ‘Support Small Business Sticker’?

Support Small Business Sticker

Yet…

Again!!!

The last three to four posts have been about the recent changes that Instagram brought about on its platform as a result of the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

And guess what?

Just two days ago, Instagram rolled out a yet another ‘Support Small Business Sticker’ for Instagram stories that YOU can now use to show your support for the businesses you love.

The sticker got super-viral pretty soon and became the headline of every single news site.

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Instagram is working on ‘Shops from Facebook’!

“A celebration of shopping on Instagram. Discover your new favorite brands- and tap to shop every post!”- That is how the Instagram’s official page ‘Shop‘ describes itself on the platform.

Launched in March 2019, which is just a year ago, Instagram created a page named ‘igfashionshopping’ to promote shopping on the platform.

The username though soon changed to Shop, the page became a hub for users on the platform to find new products from different brands, and shop as well.

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Instagram rolls out Donation Feature for Live Fundraising on Instagram Live!

Instagram Live Fundraiser

Instagram is doggedly persisting to cater new means that could help small businesses and companies to get through this tough time.

COVID-19 has not only stopped the movement of common people and brought everything to rest, but it also crashed some of the biggest economies in the world.

The economy crisis leads to more poverty and hunger which ultimately puts a huge load on NGOs working for a cause to increase their performance exponentially.

More the pressure on these NGOs, more they need your financial support so as to facilitate everything in such a short span.

It is for this reason Instagram now rolled out their ‘Donation’ feature; however, this time in Instagram Live.

Post-updating your Instagram app, users would now be able to use the option to raise funds for respective NGOs.

Instagram mentioned-

“Many people are facing challenges at this time, and we want to do our part to support nonprofits and communities who need it the most. Now, you can easily create a fundraiser on Live with 100% of the money raised going directly to the nonprofit of your choice.”

How can YOU use this feature though?

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Instagram New Memorial Account Feature “Remembering” for Users Died due to Covid-19!

Back in 2015, parent company Facebook rolled out an account memorialization feature that made it possible for user’s family and close friends to memorialize account if they die.

However…

The feature was excessively abused in the name of prank and many of the Facebook users memorialized their friend’s accounts just for fun.

Facebook soon paid attention to this and made it a compulsion for users to submit a death-proof for an account to be memorialized.

The same feature is now all set to roll out on Instagram too in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak that took away thousands of lives.

Post this feature rolls out, YOU will notice a ‘Remembering’ banner under the username of the person who lost their lives during this phase and is no longer in this world.

Liza Crenshaw, a spokesperson for Instagram told BuzzFeed News– “We’ve been working on these updates for some time, though this is one — among others — that we’ve accelerated in light of COVID-19 to help support our community during a difficult time,”

The feature was first spotted by Jane Manchung Wong, a reverse engineer from Hong Kong, who finds unreleased features and security vulnerabilities inside popular web applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

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Instagram Rolls Out its New ‘Challenge’ Sticker!!!

Have you seen people challenging on Instagram???

Of course, you must have!

Unless you are one of those who don’t follow even a single celebrity or influencer on the platform, you would have noticed such challenges popping up now and then.

Be it the #mdvfitnesschallenge

The #bottlecapchallenge

Or the current popular #standupchallenge!

Everyone on Instagram is following the lead and continuing this cycle.

That being said, there has been an exponential increase in the number of people taking up these challenges especially following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 which confined people within four walls of their room.

As a result, people are looking for new approaches to do things they used to do earlier in normal life.

Ultimately…

Giving birth to such new challenges.

Instagram is a mastermind.  It fathoms what its users want according to a particular situation or pattern.

It is for this reason it executes its efforts in the directions that bring more engagement on their platform.

That said…

Not so surprisingly, Instagram rolled out a NEW sticker named “CHALLENGE” in their story section that is particularly meant for challenging people on Instagram.

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Instagram Rolls out ‘Gift cards, Food Order and Fundraiser Stickers’ amid Covid-19!

As this coronavirus thing got worse recently, there have been a number of efforts by the governments and many authorities to boost up people’s motivation and curb the negativity that aired all around.

Moreover…

When it comes to backing up perseverance, no one deserves it more than the health officials and policemen who are working continuously 24/7 putting their lives at stake just to save YOUR LIFE.

Countries came forward with their unique ways to show their appreciation for the people on the front lines.

Some people clapped as a gesture of their appreciation, while others were noticed burning candles staying at home to spread the light of positivity.

That being said, Instagram too fathomed the necessity of bringing something new that helped people show their support for people in the front line.

It is, for this reason, it recently rolled out a ‘Thank You’ Sticker for Instagram users to show their gratitude for what’s helping YOU to get through this time.

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