Instagram testing new favorites feature: Here’s all you need to know
Instagram’s is currently testing its new favorites feature, which has only been rolled out for a small percentage of users as of now.
Instagram is testing a new feature called favorites that will allow users to share posts with a limited number of friends. Instagram app will get a new favorites tab as well, represented by a star. The tab will contain all posts that a user has shared with his favorites group. At any given time, users can remove friends from their favorites list and add new ones as well. Don’t worry, as friends, whom a user removes from their favorites group won’t be notified of the changes. They’ll just lose access to users’ private posts. Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends. Called favorites, the feature attempts to improve on earlier social network friend lists, encouraging users to post more often by giving them more control over their audience.
The green “favorites” badge is a small thing, but it signals your affection to the friends of yours who see it, in a way that I suspect will build a sense of intimacy. Seeing a favorites post nestled in among all the other posts in your feed feels like a bonus. Though Instagram hasn’t specified the number of people that can be added to favorites list, we can expect somewhere between ten to thirty. “People are trying to hack Instagram to create smaller audiences, and we’re trying to recognize that,” Robby Stein. Instagram’s is currently testing its new favorites feature, which has only been rolled out for a small percentage of users as of now. A wider rollout for everyone is expected in the coming months.
Instagram, which has over 700 million monthly users, recently added a host of new features. Instagram users can now Archive their posts, to make them public at any later time. All archived posts remain private, which means they’ll not be visible to followers. The Facebook-owned company also rolled out location stories and hashtag stories for Explore tab.