With everybody caught at residence to forestall the unfold of Coronavirus, tech giants at the moment are arising with modern new methods to maintain the customers engaged. Instagram has added a myriad of new features to its photo-sharing app right now. They won’t solely assist curb the unfold of misinformation but in addition give customers new methods to attach with one another.
Probably the most partaking options that has made its approach to Instagram is Co-Watching. It’s all within the identify however to make clear, you’ll be able to “view Instagram posts along with your pals over video chat” utilizing this function. The method is easy. Simply place a video name to your pal (or group of buddies) and as soon as it connects, a brand new ‘Media’ icon will seem on the backside proper. Faucet on this icon to browse collectively your favored, saved or really useful posts.
Instagram has additionally added ‘Keep Residence’ stickers which you can add to your tales to advertise social distancing. That is simply one of many many stickers that the corporate has plans so as to add to the digital camera UI. You’ll quickly see stickers with reminders to scrub your arms, distance your self from others, and extra.
As well as, you could have already seen two new options in motion. One is a discover that seems on the prime of the feed and the opposite is an academic message that reveals up on the prime once you seek for Coronavirus on Instagram. Each of those result in sources from WHO and native well being ministry, which is nice. However, third-party fact-checkers and a reporting system has been put in place to cease customers from peddling misinformation/ faux information.
Whereas a lot of the new options are already dwell for us (app model #220.127.116.11.121) at Beebom, there’s one which hasn’t discovered its approach to India simply but. And that’s the Donation Sticker which you can add to your Tales. It’s being rolled out to extra international locations and can allow customers to donate funds within the battle towards Coronavirus.