Two new tools that arrive with the new update of the social network
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Instagram added new tabs for Reel and Shop
Instagram announced two new features: a Reels tab and a Shop tab. The Reels tab will make it easier to discover short videos from creators around the world , while the Shop tab will strengthen users' connection with other users , as well as the ability to discover new products.
“We launched the Reels tab to be a kind of stage, a place where people can share their creativity with the world and have the opportunity to make themselves known and find an audience, ” the statement highlighted.
It should be remembered that Reels is a new tool that was launched in August 2020 and that allows you to make short clips , between 15 and 30 seconds, with filters, effects and songs.
Reels videos can be shared in the News section and, if the user's account is public, the Reels can also be broadcast in the “ Explore ” space, where there is a large selection of content from other users. This new tab announced by the social network owned by Facebook today will allow you to find a greater number of videos.
Shop , meanwhile, is in Explore and makes it easier to buy products from brands and creators. The Shop tab allows a new way of interaction with creators and entrepreneurs to make inquiries and purchases. In turn, in Shop you can find personalized recommendations and selections curated by the @shop profile.
“We are excited about the new design and believe it gives the application a much-needed update, while staying true to one of our core values: simplicity,” said Adam Mosseri , director of Instagram, in a statement released by the company.
Other useful Instagram tools
Viewing Story Files
The content of the file can be displayed on a map
To view story files you have to press the three lines in the upper margin, then select Story file and there you can see the stories published in the past. They can be viewed one after the other, or if you click on the calendar icon you will see them grouped by dates on a calendar as indicated by the tool's noname. Another option is to see them geo-referenced within a map.
Instagram allows you to block offensive . This option is available within Privacy, which is a section within Settings . There you select Comments and a menu of options will be displayed. One of them is the filters to hide offensive comments automatically. You can also choose to set the manual filter where you choose the words or phrases that you want to be hidden from the comments.
You have to enter the application, click on the three stripes that appear in the upper margin, then Settings / Theme and then enable the Dark option.
Dark mode saves battery
It is also possible to activate dark mode at the operating system level in which case all compatible apps will automatically switch to dark mode.
To activate the dark mode in iOS you have to enter Settings, select Screen and brightness and then activate the Dark mode option. In the case of Android, you must go to Settings / Screen and then activate Dark Mode . The route may vary depending on the brand of equipment. Another option is to enter settings and put “dark mode” in the magnifying glass, so it takes us directly to the section where this alternative must be activated.