Every month, social networks bring much news to keep the attention of existing users while attracting new ones. Join us to look at the most exciting updates and news introduced during February.

Checking political content on Instagram and Threads

Meta constantly strives to make Instagram and Threads provide the best user experience. Therefore, they have decided not to recommend content about politics proactively.

However, if you follow accounts that post political content, they will be shown as before. Meta says it doesn’t want to get between you and political posts, but it doesn’t recommend political content from accounts you don’t follow proactively.

This option will also be available on Facebook later, giving users more control over the content they see.

Controlling political content on Instagram and Threads.

Source: https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/continuing-our-approach-to-political-content-on-instagram-and-threads

Social Media Network Instagram is testing a hashtag limit-setting

Instagram is introducing new limits on how many hashtags users can insert into their posts. Currently, a maximum of five hashtags are allowed.

This information was revealed by Instagram expert Jenn Herman, whose post was subsequently shared by Matt Navarra. When trying to add more than five hashtags to a post, users will receive a warning that will not allow them to add additional hashtags.

The main goal is to reduce spam accounts that target popular topics by mass-using popular hashtags. However, users have found a way around this restriction by, for example, adding hashtags to the first comment under a post.

Social Media Network Instagram is testing limiting hashtags

Source: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagrams-testing-new-limits-how-many-hashtags-you-can-add/707471/

New YouTube profile on Instagram 

YouTube recently created a new Instagram profile specifically for content creators. This profile offers a rich collection of tips, tutorials, and inspiration designed to support and develop content creators’ skills. Users can find a wealth of valuable resources here to help them improve their content and increase engagement with their audience.

Instagram is testing the ability to create carousels in Reels

Since Instagram and TikTok often inspire each other, the latest developments on Instagram won’t surprise many.

Instagram is currently testing a new feature within Reels with select users: it allows you to post multiple videos within a single Reel.

This new feature will provide opportunities to showcase products or services through multiple Reels.

Instagram is testing the possibility of creating carousels in Reels

Source: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-reels-carousel-post-test/707473/

Saving posts to Threads

The Threads app has recently introduced a new feature for all its users that allows you to save posts for later viewing. This feature, labeled “Save“, will enable users to tag their favorite posts in the app so they can quickly return to them.

The “Save” option is available in Threads via a menu with three dots on any post in the latest version of the app. Once saved, you can find the post in the profile menu section, similar to how accessing saved posts works on Instagram.

Saving posts to Threads.

Source: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/threads-expands-saved-posts-users/708534/

Instagram is testing a new feature – Find my friend

Instagram has announced that it is working on a new “Find My Friend” feature. According to preview images released by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, the new feature will allow users to share their location and historical visits with friends.

Docial Media Network Instagram is testing a new feature - Find my friend.

Source: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-marketing-friend-map-live-location-display/708567/

This feature will display all posts and stories on a map tagged with a location, giving an overview of where users are and where they’ve been. In addition, it will be possible to view current locations and past visits depending on the user’s settings. However, users can choose which of their friends will see this map.

There are also plans to add a unique Notes feature that will allow users to leave comments at various locations on the map. This could encourage more interaction between friends and encourage them to visit new places.

Sora’s new video generator

OpenAI’s Sora represents a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that fundamentally changes visual content creation. This advanced platform is designed to create realistic videos based on text prompts (prompts), marking a significant advancement in the evolution of AI technology.