Instagram has recently released a feature that allows users to like stories posted by other users. Since this feature has already been installed on most devices, users should now see a heart icon in the lower right corner of the screen when viewing their Instagram history. But that is not all. Instagram is also developing other features that will allow users to better interact with stories.
2022 March 26 Alessandro Paluzzi shared a screenshot from his Twitter account, saying Instagram is trying to reply to stories via voice messages. A screenshot shows a quick response in the center of the screen. There’s a microphone icon in the lower right corner of the screen, suggesting that users will be able to respond to Instagram stories using voice recordings in the future.
This feature can be very useful for those who want to reply to an Instagram story but don’t want to write. Scenarios where users want a quick voice response or want to discuss something in detail are a place where the feature can be used. To date, users have responded to Instagram stories with eight quick reactions, short messages, GIFs, or a recent heart attack.
The new Instagram feature allows broadcasters to add moderators
In related news, Instagram recently announced a new feature that allows broadcasters to add moderators. The Instagram Live Moderator will have the option to turn off comments, remove a specific viewer or multiple viewers from the live stream, or report any inappropriate or offensive comments. Instagram developers have been waiting for this feature for a long time. As a reference, Instagram Live has been around for more than five years.
Meanwhile, many other platforms, such as YouTube, Twitch, and even Clubhouse, also support moderators. It’s important to note that Facebook, which was previously Instagram’s parent company (now operating as a sister company to Meta), allows users to add modifications and live streams. These modifications have additional tools compared to regular live viewers, as they can remove, report, or turn off comments.
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