Instagram does a bit more shuffling, and this time it will affect your profile page. The social media platform tests…
Instagram does a bit more shuffling, and this time it will affect your profile page.
The social media platform tests new features during November and December, including vigilant changes of icons and buttons and tab navigation.
It’s not as dramatic an update as a newly constructed Explore tab or an algorithmic feed, but it’s a small tweak.
In a blog post, Instagram said that the grid that shows your images and video clips will not change at all, but the icons above the grid can be changed to words (grid, post, IGTV, tagged).
Your profile image can move to the right and touch your username, in larger fonts, at the top of the page. It seems like your followers and the following will be less priority than before, and the number of posts you’ve made will no longer be present.
A side by side “Follow” and “Message” button could be tested on profile pages, with even more business page options, including “Start Order.”
“We’ve been working on these changes and will test them in phases and different combinations with our society in the next few weeks,” reads the post. “We continue to experiment and update the experience as we learn from your feedback.”
It’s one of the more gentle updates Instagram has rolled out in recent months, since Instagram’s founder Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger rose in September and Facebook’s former head of news, Adam Mosseri, has taken over as VP of Product .
Only in October and November, the platform announced a new daily tracking dashboard called Your Activity, three new shopping features, and a new “nametag” feature reminiscent of Snapchat’s Snap Codes.
Finally, the platform finally does something to counteract fake likes and followers, to remove follow-ups, likes and comments from shady third-party applications. uses machine learning to address bullying on his platform.
Sure, Instagram had a big outburst on Tuesday. They were not the only ones.