Become A Video Star With Instagram’s New Feature
Instagram has now embarked on pushing its users to watch more videos. It is doing so using a special section available on the Explore tab. This section has a number of recommended clips for users to watch. The social media platform introduced this feature to US users a couple of weeks ago, but it is now available to users worldwide. If you do not reside in the US, you should be in a position to see the new feature on your Instagram by now. Right at the top of your Explore page, you will see a channel with the title videos you might like.
Instagram uses Explore as a tool to help its users find pictures they might like. In most cases, these pictures are posted on Instagram accounts they do not follow. This feature now allows users to find videos as well.
If a user taps the preview of the video they are interested in, they are redirected to the full video. This can be done right from the page’s top. In addition, once a user has been redirected to the video they have tapped and they are done watching it, they are in a position to scroll through a number of further and similar clips that Instagram believes they will like.
The Instagram’s scrolling is more or less similar to that by Facebook. This should not come as a big coincidence bearing in mind that Instagram and Facebook are under the same management. Most of the clips you will come across as you scroll are the most popular videos commonly referred to as trending videos. You will always get recommendations based on the type of videos you watch often.
More Dedicated Channels
A trusted source has recently revealed that Instagram has witnessed an increased number of people who watch and share videos. The 150% increase could be as a result of more Instagram users. For this reason, Instagram decided to come up with a way that could help its users watch and share more videos and this led to the birth of its latest feature. With the new feature, you do not have to spend a lot of time looking for exciting clips or videos that interests you. You now have a whole video section that allows you to scroll and watch videos you like.
In addition, Instagram has promised to come up with a more dedicated and event focused channels for its users in the near future. This could be similar to the one run during the Brit awards. Users should expect to see more featured channels with amazing clips from the Cannes Film Festival, Coachella, the Olympics and so much more.
In the meantime, the new Instagram feature has started rolling out to the rest of the world. The best part is the fact that if you already have the Instagram app on your device, you do not have to update it to see the new feature. Similarly, if you download a new Instagram app, it will come with the new feature.
If you have logged-in your Instagram account in the last few hours, you might have noticed the new feature pop up. Instagram has been closely monitoring the new feature to choose users. It is always concerned about the types of videos and photos its users see. For this reason, it dedicates itself to updating these videos and photos to ensure users get fresh feeds. Their Explore and Search features are expertly tailored to take care of the needs of the users. Videos are randomly and automatically selected based on the posts a user likes or the people they follow. However, the new feature allows users to see videos posted by users they do not follow.
In addition, a user is in a position to view channels including posts from automatically sourced and hand-picked accounts. The videos topics are based on things Instagram thinks a user might enjoy. To ensure that you always see the right type of videos on your Explore, consider making some adjustments. Supposing you come across a video you do not seem to like and you do not want to see similar videos in future, you can opt to view fewer videos like it. By so doing, you will have minimized the chances of coming across similar posts in future. To go about this process, consider tapping on the post you do not like and choose to see fewer posts of the same kind. Once you are done, Instagram will no longer recommend similar posts.
If you like watching videos, you will definitely love Instagram’s new feature. It has been formulated to ensure that users watch more Instagram videos than ever before. The feature will suggest videos for you it feels you will like to watch. Before, this feature was only available to users in the US, but Instagram has now made it available for users in other countries. You do not have to install the new feature on your Instagram app. It will pop up on your app by itself.