Instagram launched its new update guides. Guide to be a place where you can easily find reliable information and inspiration from your favorite accounts. Thus they are introducing Guides, a way to discover recommendations, tips, and other content from your favorite creators, public figures, organizations, and publishers on Instagram.
The announcement about the development made via a blog post published on Monday. Instagram explained that the initial roll-out is limited to wellness influences as the platform wants to focus on health issues amid coronavirus pandemic.
Instagram is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010 on iOS. A version for Android devices was released in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, a Fire OS app on June 15, 2014, and an app for Windows 10 tablets and computers in October 2016.
The app allows users to upload media, which can be edited with filters and organized with tags and location information. Posts can share publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other user’s content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can like photos and follow other users to add their content to a feed.
Guides can display when opening a participating account and tapping the new booklet-like icon right under their Stories. The Guides appear to be similar to web page articles and can be shared either via a link or directly to an Instagram friend through a message. As report, when viewing a Guide, users can see video materials and posts the creator has curated, along with helpful tips and advice on a range of well-being topics. Tapping an image or video inside a Guide will lead to the original post it originates.
“We know many people are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are first focusing Guides on wellness content. We’ll enable creators to connect with expert organizations to share resources during this time, including tips on how to look after your well-being, maintaining connection with others or managing anxiety or grief.” Official says.
Although the feature is available on iOS and Android’s latest version, the web users will not be able to see it yet.