Instagram is testing a new feature that will send an alert whenever you take a screenshot of a story, effectively putting an end to the practice of covertly taking screenshots of the temporary story posts on the social network.
News of the new feature was shared on Twitter by a user who posted an image of a screenshot warning message. Instagram plans to offer a one-time warning letting screenshotters know that subsequent screenshots or screen recordings will be visible to the person who posted the story.
Image via Twitter user Mulan The feature is being tested with a small number of users. Participants can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the [...]
Instagram has never offered an option to publicly re-share images and content posted by other people, but the company is now testing a feature that would let you share public news feed posts from other people to your Instagram Story.
Instagram this morning confirmed to TechCrunch that it is indeed exploring such a feature, which is available to only a small percentage of Instagram users. „We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram,“ the company said.
Right now, the only way to share a person’s Instagram post with someone else is to send it through a direct message.
As TechCrunch points [...]
Instagram today announced the launch of a new „Type“ mode in stories, a feature that the company was previously testing with a small number of users.
Type mode is designed to allow Instagram users to share text-only posts in Instagram Stories, and the feature is similar in design to the Facebook option that lets you accentuate text-only posts with large fonts and colorful backgrounds.
According to Instagram, Type uses creative text styles and backgrounds to allow users to turn their „most random thoughts into something colorful and expressive.“
Type mode can be accessed by opening up the Instagram Stories camera and selecting [...]
Instagram was today updated with a new feature that displays when you were last active, with the new activity indicator accessible via the direct messages section of the app.
In Direct, under a person’s name, you’ll now see when they last opened up the Instagram app with a message like „Active Now“ or „Active 2h ago.“ This is similar to how other apps like Facebook Messenger work, letting people you’ve previously interacted with know when you’re online.
The activity indicator is enabled by default and appears to be limited to people you’ve chatted with via direct messages. According to The Verge, your online [...]