Instagram is testing a new feature that allows you to have more control over your privacy: how it works
Instagram is testing the ability to hide specific stories from specific people: this is what Jane Manchun Wong, a well-known social network expert specializing in the "reverse-engineering" of the world's most popular apps, has discovered.
Wong, in practice, pokes around the code of apps in search of new features. She does it with Instagram, Messenger, Spotify and even goes looking for new features on Reddit. And very often he finds many new features. Like this one, just discovered, that would allow Instagram users to have more control over who can see their content. A similar, but less refined, feature is already on the social network. This one, however, could come in the future and change quite a bit the way each user can choose to hide something from someone else. To be precise: a single story, to a single user.
Instagram: what changes for privacy
Already today Instagram allows us to hide all our stories and our directs to a specific user. Just go to Settings > Privacy > Story, search for the unwanted user and select his profile. From that moment on, that user will no longer be able to see this content of ours. The new feature discovered by Wong in the code of Instagram, however, allows you to work on the privacy of a single story. In this way we can hide from a specific user a specific content that we don't want him to see.
Instagram, other news coming soon?
Always Wong, then, has uncovered other possible news coming soon on Instagram. For example, the ability to add up to 4 hashtags and geolocation to Stories Highlights. Reactions to IGTV videos could also arrive soon, with the ability to ask followers to respond with their own videos. Also about IGTV, then, last month the developers said, "We continue to explore ways to help creators monetize with IGTV. We don't have more details to share now, but we will have more in the future as they develop further." Facebook, then, is working quite a bit on Instagram to make it an increasingly refined platform for both users and businesses to use.