The new year’s arrival for many means changes, renewal, a new beginning … For apps, it means a month (or year) full of news in the form of updates. In this post, we will review the news on Instagram that is to come this year. Let’s go there!
What’s New on Instagram For 2022
Instagram has confirmed that in 2022 it will surprise us with new features and updates to improve our user experience.
Go Back To The Chronological Feed.
At last, our prayers have been heard, and throughout the first quarter of 2022, we will again have the option of ordering our feed in chronological order and not based on the algorithm. This is undoubtedly one of the innovations on Instagram that has aroused the most interest among the application users since they had been claiming it for a long time.
The algorithmic feed will continue to be an option for those who decide to view its content in this way.
If you decide to set up your feed chronologically, you can set a list of « Favorites » that will be displayed at the beginning of your feed so you don’t miss anything they post.
Video Will Be King
In a global strategy where the video will prevail (to face the unstoppable TikTok), several new features have been incorporated into Instagram for content in video format
Stories Up To 60 Seconds
Currently, the stories only last up to 15 seconds. If you wanted to upload a video to your stories a little longer, Instagram would cut it into sequential parts. Throughout 2022, the option for our stories to last up to 1 minute will be incorporated. The fact that the stories are longer will make us spend more time in the application, we will consume more content, and the creators will make better stories.
Although in 2021, they already wanted to give Reels a big push by making them appear both in the feed and in the Explore section as well as giving them their button in the central part of the menu, this 2022, their use will continue to be promoted, and improvements will be made. Although it has not yet gone into detail on how they will improve this part…
Music In Stories
Another novelty for Instagram 2022 will be adding music directly to stories without the need to add the corresponding sticker.
Editing In Carousels
We consider ourselves a big fan of Instagram carousels. But nothing is cool when one of the published photos no longer convinces us, and we have to delete the entire carousel… This 2022, Instagram will incorporate as a novelty the ability to delete one or more photos within a carousel without the need to delete everything.
Greater Protection For Minors
In their fight to protect minors from inappropriate content that can (unfortunately) be found on Instagram, adults will no longer be able to tag minors in posts or mention them in Stories.
As a novelty too, when a minor has been viewing the same topic for a long time, Instagram will begin to show another type of content, thus preventing minors from becoming “obsessed” with the same topic.
In addition, in March of this year, a tool will be launched to see the time their children spend on the app and set a time limit for use.
Other News For Instagram Announced
Among other announced news that Instagram will gradually develop and implement in our apps, the following stand out:
- Changes and news about messaging and how it integrates with Facebook and Whatsapp.
- Mass removal of photos and videos from users who were minors when they uploaded that content and no longer want it to be visible.
However, I still miss some improvements that I use in my day-to-day life, especially for Reels content—for example, saving Reels inside folders like you can with normal posts.