New Instagram Features

It’s a decade since the launch of Instagram and the number of Instagram users has grown to nearly 1.1 billion. There are 0.18 billion users in India alone.  Today, we will explore two new features that you can use for an enhanced Insta experience.

On this day

Going down the memory lane has just become easier. This feature is available on Insta stories and can prompt you a memory of content that you have posted on the same date years ago.

Here’s how to access it:

  1. Make sure you are on the home page of Instagram.
  2. Swipe right.
  3. Select story at the bottom.
  4. Select ‘Create’ mode.
  5. Swipe to the clock rewind icon below.

You will have your old post on the story screen. If you posted multiple pictures, tap the dice button at the top of your screen to view them.

If you want to share the post on your story, you may

  1. Tap the clock rewind icon.
  2. Share story.

It’s easier to remember once you try it on your device.

Selecting audience for a live session

If you are an influencer or running your business through Instagram, it is hard to keep up with the followers without interactive live sessions.

Instagram added live rooms earlier, and now it has come up with the live audience feature. With this, you can select whether you want to go live with or without the audience. It helps you in two ways:

Rehearse before you go in front of the audience. You can also set your room background once it’s visible on the screen.

Record a live video without notifying your audience. You can share it on IGTV or reels later.

How to access it:

  1. Be on your home screen.
  2. Swipe right.
  3. Select live at the bottom.
  4. Select the eye icon on your screen.
  5. Select your audience preference (Public or Practice) from the pop-up.

Once you start the live session, you can add more people and create a chat room. You can try different features available on Live to get familiar with the options.