The social media world is always changing. Trends are coming up left and right, and you need to stay on top of them all. As one of the leading platforms on the market and thanks to its evolving algorithm, Instagram is always transforming things up. In this list, we have put together some of the recent Instagram upgrades and explained how to implement them.
This is one of the more controversial features that Instagram is making use of. As the name suggests, this option involves removing the likes that you receive per post. According to sources, the purpose of this is to check on the mental health of Instagram users, who sometimes are hung up on the number of likes per post.
In the current jurisdictions, more and more young people are using social media. It has brought up concerns on how social media might affect the younger generation. This is especially true because of a lack of controls. This was not until the implementation of age restrictions by Instagram. Account users can now be able to set the age restrictions. This feature suits those who have content that is not allowed for people of all ages.
To set up age restrictions, click on the Settings icon of your account and then tap on ‘business’. You should be able to see the ‘minimum age’ option.
This feature is mostly available to Instagram users with an Android 10 or the iOS 13 operating systems. You might wake up one morning and decide to make your Instagram display dark to protect your eyes. For other users with different operating systems, you might need to have to enable the dark mode manually.
To turn on the Dark mode option, you will have to turn to your phone settings, tap on ‘Display’ and switch on the dark mode option. Enjoy!
Instagram Stories and the arrow pen
While you might have the best stories in your target niche, you might still want to draw the attention of your target audience to a particular part of the screen. This is strategic since you can lure them effortlessly using the ‘arrow pen’.
Using the ‘arrow pen’ on your Instagram stories is quite easy. Swipe right from your home screen to open the story’s camera. You can choose to take a photo, upload a previously saved image or video. Shift your attention to the top right, where you will see a pen-shaped tool. Once you tap on it, you can draw an arrow/ line to where you want.
Instagram has introduced a new feature whose aim is to protect users from malicious comments. The feature will hide messages and comments that are abusive in nature. It is mainly aimed at comments/ messages from people who are not on your following.
Instagram has a knack for adding or removing features from its platform. You should go on keeping yourself abreast of any fresh changes. Review the above-mentioned points and find out how to implement some of these extra features in your account.