At F8 the Facebook and Instagram developers spoke about technology and human connection
Here are the Instagram changes announced at F8:
It seems like Instagram is going to keep its spot as one of the top photo-sharing social networks within the world due to a slew of new updates declared today at Facebook’s F8 Conference.
The biggest update is for creators who want to share their fashion choices with followers on platform. No more dropping product URLs in a post’s comments or personal bio: beginning next week, creators are going to be able to directly link to merchandise through their post pictures by tagging specific items. Only participating brands will be linkable, which are listed in a company post.
Instagram is getting in on fundraising, too. Today, we users (more countries later) will be able to raise money for causes they care concerning by employing a specific sticker that links to a donation campaign. Instagram claims one thousandth of the funds will attend the chosen nonprofit; check out all the details on the Instagram post here.
New camera and fewer followers
Finally, Instagram users will get a brand new camera design in the coming weeks, which rearrange all modes, new and old, into a radial dial around the shutter button.
Users will also be able to share content that isn’t a photo or a video. With create Mode, they can share “popular creative tools like effects and interactive stickers” – thus users can post things with no need to take a picture or shoot a video, although the details are a bit vague.
There’s another feature Instagram is toying with – or rather, an omission. The corporate is exploring hiding post ‘likes’ and video views whereas users scroll through their feed, beginning with a trial in Canada, per TechCrunch. It’s not hard to see why: maybe hiding interaction numbers will nudge users to appreciate posts on their benefit, not how Insta-popular they are.