Instagram is gearing up to roll out a slew of new features, following in the footsteps of WhatsApp. In addition to major AI enhancements, the platform is fine-tuning some smaller updates, including a camera shortcut tailored for Samsung phones and a revamp of its Stories feature.
According to leaks from tipster and mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi, a new feature called “My Week” is in the works for Instagram Stories. As the name suggests, this feature will enable content creators to keep their stories live for an entire week. This flexibility allows users to continually add new stories throughout the week while quietly phasing out older ones.
While “My Week” is not yet available to the public, it promises diverse applications. Users can utilize it for setting week-long reminders for events or other purposes. This feature is particularly advantageous for avid travelers keen on chronicling their experiences on the platform. As Instagram typically tests various features simultaneously, it may take some time before “My Week” officially integrates into the app, with updates on its status provided as they become available.
Meta, Instagram’s parent company, has also introduced several recent features across its social apps. Users can now delete a Threads account without affecting their Instagram account. Additionally, Meta has introduced a paid ad-free tier for Instagram and Facebook for EU users. Priced at €9.99 per month on the web and €12.99 per month on iOS and Android, this subscription eliminates ads. Until March 1, 2024, these fees cover all connected Facebook and Instagram accounts for a single user. After this date, an additional €6 per month on the web and €8 per month on iOS and Android will be required for an ad-free experience on each linked account. However, users on both platforms will still have access to the ad-supported experience. Stay tuned for updates on the rollout of these exciting new Instagram features.