5 Instagram updates that will change the game.

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1. Explore Specific Content.

As of now, the explore page offers content that IG thinks you are going to like based on the content you currently engage with.  The new updated will allow you to browse content by 'channel', so you can choose from categories such as Skincare, Puppies, or Unicorns (hey, whatever floats your boat).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Chat Face to Face.

Wish you could have a REAL conversation with your client that just sent you a DM?  Your dreams are about to come true.  IG will be launching a private video feature that allows you to tap a camera icon within your DM screen and have face-time with others.  You can even minimize the screen to keep scrolling...because hey, we all multitask, right?

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3. Make Your Own Filter.

You will soon be able to create your own custom filter for your followers!  The options are endless...try on a new shade of lipgloss (without ever leaving your bed) or see what effects a new antiaging product could have on your skin...what an amazing way to sell a product!

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4. Share Your Favorite Music.

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A big trend in IG Stories right now is sharing a screen shot of the music you are currently loving on Spotify.  But wouldn't it be more engaging if you could actually LISTEN to the song instead of just viewing a screen shot of the album cover?  Done.  With this new feature, if you choose to 'share' a song from Spotify, it will link directly to your IG Stories for everyone to listen along with you.  

5. Filter Out Mean Girls.

Tired of seeing mean comments?  Well, they are about to be automatically filtered.  IG defines Offensive Language as: “comments containing attacks on a person’s appearance or character, as well as threats to a person’s well-being or health.”  This feature is amazing...why can't we all just get along?