Top Instagram Updates & Features in June

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In this post, we’re going to take a look at all of the Instagram updates that happened in June. Lets dive in!

New way to update Instagram carousel.

Instagram has slightly tweaked its method of choosing images.

How to update Instagram carousel:

  • In your Instagram app, choose the “Add Post” icon and you’ll see a selection of your photos;
  • Press and hold the first photo or video you want to include in your carousel until the number 1 appears in the corner of the photo;
  • Continue to select the images you want to include;
  • Once you’ve got all your photos selected and in the correct order, choose the “Next” arrow in the top righ;
  • Now you can edit or apply a filter to one or all of your photos. You can then go on to the final “New Post” screen that lets you write a caption, tag people, post to Facebook, Twitter etc.

New in-depth Instagram metrics.

Until recently, Instagram only allowed to view publicly available metrics, like views, likes or comments on a Reel.
With the new updates, Instagram will help bloggers and brands evaluate the performance of their content by using new tools that include metrics including plays, accounts reached, likes, comments, saves, and shares for Reels.
Instagram is also introducing new metrics such as accounts reached, peak concurrent viewers, comments, and shares for Instagram Live.

Section for pronouns.

Recently, Instagram launches feature to let users add pronouns to profile.

Users can share up to four pronouns with the new feature. They can be selected from a list of dozens of options, including she, he, they, ze, ve and many others, to prevent users from adding inappropriate words. To add your pronouns, go to your profile, click “edit profile,” select the “pronouns” option under your display name and type any pronouns you want to select. 

The new feature is currently available in a few countries, but Instagram did not give any further details.

In-testing this month: Reels payment feature.

Instagram is working on a feature that could allow creators to “get paid” for sharing Reels, its short-form videos that compete with TikTok. Such a feature could fit into Instagram’s plans to give creators a broader array of tools to make money.

As always, stay tuned – we’ll let you know about all the upcoming changes as they’re rolling out!

What do you think? How do you feel about the updates this month? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

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