Instagram Is Persistently Adding More Features To Its | MobileAppDaily
Social Media

Instagram Is Persistently Adding More Features To Its Platform

Instagram is a tailor-made platform to share photos and videos

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Instagram Is Persistently Adding More Features To Its Platform

According to Facebook-owned video-sharing social networking service, the number of Instagram Stories daily active users has reached almost double to that of its rival, Snapchat. With a total user base of 1 billion, Instagram has 400 million daily users who are using the Stories feature daily.

The race to the top has made Instagram add new features and elements on a regular basis. Thus to stay in the fray, Instagram has come up with features like IGTV, music inclusion in the stories, and persistent Stories bar at the top, which is in the testing phase.

The IGTV is a long-form video feature that the user can post. Earlier, the video was limited to only 15 seconds. But with IGTV, the user can upload videos up to 10 minutes in duration, and only a few accounts have been commended with duration of one hour. As an Instagram user, you can explore the feature in the app itself; else you can download the IGTV app from the App Store and Play Store.

The other feature that has been added lets the users add song clips to their stories. This feature has extended the freedom of adding sound after shooting the video, rather than playing the song through the speakers while recording a video. Furthermore, the user can pick the song clip from selected genres and moods.

Another feature of Instagram that is in the testing phase is the persistent Stories bar that follows the user down the feed. The feature was first discovered by “The Verge.” When you open the Instagram app, the stories bar is fixed at the top but when you scroll down, the bar disappears, but now, the persistent Stories bar feature is made available on some of the accounts.

Read: Instagram DM Feature Lets You Share Live Videos

An Instagram spokesperson emailed to The Verge regarding the new feature, “We’re always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you.”

Read: Instagram Amazing Features That You Were Missing

The new moves from Instagram are expected to earn the company a pat on the back because new feature experiments will keep the Instagram alive among the users and moreover, users will have something or the other to fiddle with.

Vikram Khajuria
Written By
Vikram Khajuria

A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

Top Companies

01.
InMobi
Singapore
02.
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
03.
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
04.
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
05.
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Social Media

Snapchat

Joshua Anderson 4 min read  

Snapchat, the social media giants teased the users with the redesigned platform via a video on Wednesday. Earlier, this month Evan Spiegel, CEO Snapchat announced that the Snapchat will be getting a new design to make it simpler and easy to use. The redesigned Snapchat focuses more on to separate pe

Social Media

Will this New Addition Rejuvenate the Dying Facebook Stories?

Meenal Vashistha 4 min read  

Snapchat stories and its clones on Instagram and Whatsapp may have a user base of 300 million mobile app users, but Facebook isn’t giving up just yet. It’s determined to make the stories feature stick, digging its claws deep into the growing tradition of ephemeral sharing. Once this new

Social Media

Facebook Dating App Offers Five Genders To Choose From

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Facebook is all set to enter into the online dating industry with a new app that the company is testing right now. The social media giant is currently testing its new dating app among its employees according to the screenshots surfaces to Twitter. One of the Twitter users shared the screenshots of t

Social Media

Instagram Is Letting Users Share Feeds Directly To The Stories

Neha Baluni 4 min read  

The new Instagram rollout is more fun for users as they have been given an option to share feeds directly with their stories. The feeds can be shared with their stories directly as stickers. On that news, the company tells, “We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment