Leak confirms Instagram is working on a new feature for its content creators / Digital Information World
Instagram, the popular photo sharing platform, is now the fourth most used online social platform. Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp have narrowly edged out the social media giant, and it looks like they are now locking eyes at the top spot.
Since its inception in 2010, the platform has amassed one billion monthly active users on average in 2022. It’s no surprise that creators have joined the platform, and some are even using it as their primary source of income. There are over 500,000 influencers on the platform. Over 500 million users watch their stories and actively follow their every move. To welcome creators to the platform, Instagram is now introducing updates specifically tailored to an influencer’s needs.
One of the most well-known marks of creators is the blue checkmark that accompanies their profile. Verified ticks can be a big help if you’re trying to follow the creator’s page and not one of his fan pages. Since the introduction of the feature, you will hardly come across an influencer profile that does not host the blue tick! Influencer accounts are extremely popular among platform users, and this can be signified by the fact that an average influencer can have 5,000 to 20,000 followers. That might not seem as big if you compare them to celebrities with over a billion subscribers. Unless your account is verified, the feature is of no use to you; however, it can be very valuable for creators and influencers!
How many times have you tried to call your favorite designer? Do not be shy. We’re all guilty of slipping into our favorite celebrities’ DMs and taking a chance. Although we contact them occasionally, the reality is quite the opposite on their side. Imagine their 20,000 subscribers constantly calling and contacting them on a daily basis. Even though the influencer may interact with their followers often, it can be quite exhausting to deal with such an overwhelming load of notifications every day. Well, Instagram is coming, and it’s bringing good news to all the influencers and creators on its platform.
twitter user Alessandro Paluzzi or more commonly known by his username @alex193a, is the first of the few to report on the feature. As a result, Instagram is currently working on introducing a feature that allows verified users to select which users can call them! The feature is very handy for people with a significant following. Once they limit their call list to specific people, they will no longer be bothered by unnecessary notifications. The feature can easily be enabled by visiting the settings and enabling it. However, how the feature works is still unknown and it’s unclear how many verified accounts have access to it. Anzer Ayoob, another user on Twitter who goes by the name @anzerayoob, replied to the same thread and said he doesn’t have access to the feature despite verifying it. However, original tweeter Alessandro Paluzzi responded to their comment saying it was leaked.
Screenshots posted by the original tweeter look promising. Still, nothing can be said for sure until there is an official update for the platform itself. One can only hope that the leak is its alpha/beta testing feature and will soon be released to content creators on Instagram around the world.
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