Similar to WhatsApp, Instagram is gearing up to roll out a set of features. In addition to significant generative AI capabilities, the platform is also fine-tuning some smaller features, including a camera shortcut for Samsung phones and an update to Stories.
A new feature for Instagram Stories, known as “My Week,” has been leaked by tipster and mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi. As the name suggests, this feature will enable content creators to keep their stories visible for an entire week, allowing for the continuous addition of new stories and the discreet removal of older ones.
#Instagram is working on "My Week": show your stories for 7 days 👀
⭐ Keeps stories shared over the last 7 days ⭐ You can remove any story ⭐ Quietly add a story to my week only pic.twitter.com/ytcobzIKh7
Although the feature is not yet available to the public, indicating that it will take some time for Instagram to officially integrate it, it has various applications. Users can utilize it to set week-long reminders for events or other purposes. This feature is particularly advantageous for frequent travelers who wish to document their experiences on the platform, and undoubtedly, additional use cases will emerge.
Instagram typically conducts simultaneous tests on various features, so it may be a while before this specific feature is introduced to the app’s beta or stable channel. Nonetheless, updates on the current status of the feature will be provided.
In addition to the aforementioned feature, Meta has recently introduced several new features to its social apps. Users can now delete a Threads account without affecting their Instagram account. Furthermore, a paid ad-free tier for Instagram and Facebook has been introduced for EU users, allowing them to pay €9.99 per month for the web and €12.99 per month on iOS and Android to eliminate ads.
Until March 1, 2024, the monthly fees will cover all connected Facebook and Instagram accounts of a single user. After this date, an additional €6 per month on the web and €8 per month on iOS and Android will be required for an ad-free experience on each additional linked account. Despite the changes, users on both platforms will still have access to the ad-supported experience.