Once again, we meet to discover the new places Instagram wants to take us. And, it’s fascinating to see how in such a short time we can enjoy multiple new options to enjoy our daily moments and special occasions, such as the holidays. Therefore, we dug into the new features launched for Instagram December edition, so you can have a clearer idea of what’s going on in your favourite app. Also, we keep focusing on the better way to take advantage of these new cool features. So, please enjoy the ride and keep scrolling down.
1.Creative Tools for the holidays
- New Superzoom features: Everybody fell in love with the Superzoom feature previously launched for Halloween, among the special sticker pack. Nevertheless, Instagram is always ready to surprise us! Thus, now we’ve got more to play with when it comes to Superzoom because more options are available. From now on, you can go to the Superzoom button and try new zoom and sound effects. However, it will be rolling out for the next weeks, so don’t panic if you can’t find them yet.
- Face filters: Augmented reality is here to stay and in the better form of Face Filters. Therefore, Instagram keeps improving its skills for better user experiences, and joy of their users. Besides, we’re used to them surprising us with features launched for special occasions and festivities. And of course, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the biggest times to celebrate. So, now you can find three new filters to play with, and get into the magic mood by sharing your creations with your friends.
- Stickers: New Face Filters wouldn’t be complete without a good package of special stickers. So, you can also find new holiday stickers to add to your pics. Furthermore, whether you’re in winter or summer depending on your location, you’ll be able to use them and have fun with it. Plus, they’re all ready for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. You have no excuses to be creative and enjoy the festivities with your Stories now!
- Colour filters: Android and iOS users might be discovering something really cool over the next few days when they update the app. Meaning, new colour filters to add a special touch to your stories. However, it won’t take much of an effort to learn. It’s as simple as you going to your Instagram Stories camera, taking the photo, and swiping until you find your new favourite filter.
2.Now You Can Follow Hashtags on Instagram
We keep thinking of every possible way to keep expanding our community. Also, as personal users, we enjoy discovering more people who are interested in the same things as us. Therefore, when we found out that Instagram had launched a new way of catching up with niches, we were in love. Yes, we’re talking about that particular part of your app you’re discovering right now. Following Hashtags is “a thing” now for Instagrammers.
Indeed, it’s not something to use when it comes to hashtags like “#Love” or “#Smile”, which are pretty famous by now. It’s more a thing for those created with a community purpose. Basically, you can find a lot of new trends, interests, and content you can follow through hashtags.
You just need to look for the hashtag of your interest and follow it just as you do with a regular profile. Similarly, other people will be able to see what hashtags you are following, just like they can see your followers/following list. Of course, you can see what others are following too, so you can have a better idea of where to start your new Hashtag adventure.
3.Introducing Stories Highlights and Stories Archive
Instagram Stories approaches a new world with this new feature, and we’re loving it already. Whenever you start thinking how frustrating it is that Stories disappears too fast or you wish that you could make them more personal, here goes the solution. Now, you can defend yourself from being too heavy when sharing personal stuff on Stories. How? Well, you’ve got a new way to share those special moments on your profile.
First of all, you can treasure your favourite Stories in a new archive. So, from now on, there’s no need to fear the 24 hrs you hate so much, because we understand some Stories last for more than one day. Besides, sometimes we all want to recap that special journey and share it again with our friends. That archive will be your saviour and now you can save what you loved the most.
Secondly, you can see a new section right under your bio section, which is similar to the one up on your timeline. Well, don’t panic, it’s not a mistake on your app, it’s called Highlights from Instagram Stories. So, you can go to your archive, pick what’s best and post it in your highlight section. Furthermore, you can select a cover for highlights. Even better, they will stay there until you decide to remove it.
Keep digging on the new Instagram features on our next post, and let us know what you think of it. It’s amazing to see what we’ve experienced the last few days, so please share your thoughts with us.