Instagram is a social media platform that updates its features every now and again to ensure that users are not bored. Before I go into detail about its benefits and features, let me say that you may not yet have access to all of them. Instagram has different policies for mobile models and updates. To get the most interesting features, I recommend that you update your Instagram app via apple or play store.
Let’s now see Instagram features. How can we enjoy them?
1. Tap and Hold Images
You can tap and hold any image that is displayed on the profile or explore page. You can tap and hold the image to reveal three options: like/unlike photo, comment and send as message. This feature saves you time and is amazing. It is easy to spot your most eye-catching posts in the crowd.
2. IGTV videos
Instagram has added a permanent button to the top left grid of its new feature, the “Permanent Video Button”. This button increases your chances of having your video seen on the Explore page. It allows you to watch any video and a sequence of videos automatically begins. You can swipe up to skip automatic videos, or if you prefer not to view them all. Clicking on the video will open two options: view video or share it. You can also easily send video to a friend by sending a direct message.
3. Top Posts
This is an old feature, but it’s very useful. It doesn’t necessarily mean the most recent photo or post, or even attractive photos, but it does refer to Instagram engagement or comments. The more comments and likes a post gets, the higher it will rank. In my case, I posted a post that got 100 likes and 50 comment within 10 minutes. This will make it one of the top Instagram posts. To get a post to the top, the hashtag is key. Your Instagram reels videos should use popular Instagram hashtags to go viral.
4. Suggestions for Users
This feature is for you if you’re an introvert and are looking for new people to connect with or new influencers to follow. You can quickly find new people by following them or sending them messages.
We hope you find these Instagram features and benefits useful to help you make the most of Instagram.