New Features Of Instagram – Creating Close Friends, Post privacy and Write Alt Text

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Today, Instagram is the widely used social media platform in India and in the world as well. Instagram is a Photo and Video sharing social media platform owned by Facebook. Instagram was launched in October 2010 and after that, it is continuously updating and improving. These updates release according to the need and demand of the people using it.

Here, we are going to discuss some of the latest updates which are rolled out by  Instagram recently.

These updates are :

  1. Creating Close Friends
  2. Sharing Posts only with Favourites
  3. Write Alt Text


Actually, these updates were in the demand and now Instagram has fulfilled them by introducing these updates.

1. Creating Close Friends

The first feature is about creating close friends. So to do so that, First of all, click on the three dots on the top right corner of your profile. After that, you will see the option for adding close friends. With this, you can create a new list of your close friends and edit them after creating the list.

How to Add close friends to Instagram?

By following these simple steps you can add close friends to Instagram.

How to Add Close Friends To Instagram?

(i) First of all, click on Top Right Corner

(ii) Then click on, Close Friends Option

(iii) At last, you can add Close Friends on Instagram

The Advantages of Creating Close Friends on Instagram

After creating close friends you will be able to manage the privacy of your stories just like that in WhatsApp status privacy feature. Now, if you want to share something on your story with your close friends only then this feature of Instagram is super helpful for you.

2. Sharing Posts only with Favourites

You will find this feature at the time of posting anything new on the Instagram feed.  

This feature allows you to share your timeline post just with the people of your choice. We can say that Instagram allows us to share posts only with favourites. In the dictionary of Instagram, this feature is named as, “Share only with favourites.”

At the time of Posting any new image or video to the Instagram timeline, you will be able to see this option.

After enabling Share Only With Favourites, your post will only be visible with favourite ones. This is a totally outstanding feature if you want to share your content just with limited people only.

3. Write Alt Text feature of Instagram

This feature is also there in the New Post tab of the Instagram, means that whenever you will post anything new you will get this option.

Whenever you will post anything new, in the bottom you will get Advanced Settings feature. After clicking, in the new window will open where you will find Write Alt Text.

Let me explain the use of Write Alt Text feature of Instagram in detail. There are some visually challenged people suffering from colourblindness or some other vision-related problems and due to that, they will not be able to read and understand the caption of the post. For those people, Instagram has implemented object recognition technology and with this implementation, the Alt Text will audible to those people.

This feature will only be available on those devices in which Object Recognition feature is enabled. The caption of any post will also be converted to Alt text by Instagram to make it audible to the people who actually need it or you can just create your version of Alt text.

This Write Alt Text feature of Instagram is very helpful to those people who have any kind of vision-related problem.

 

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