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“Photos Of You” New Instagram Profile Section

Recently Instagram has launched a new feature – photo tagging that allows anyone to tag you or any brand in their photos. Automatically Instagram adds them to a profile section “Photos Of You”. This is the same feature that fuelled the growth of Facebook. If you have Instagram iOS or Android updates, you can tag your friends and they can do the same. When a person has been tagged on someone’s photo, he will get the notification. Before the photo will appear on your profile, you need to give your approval. If you do not feel like being tagged, you have the option to detag yourself from the photo.

When we have just started using Instagram application, we could mention other people in comments to photos. It took around a year of Instagram team to build a new photo tagging section. The following new feature has been designed to capture memorable moments, build your own photo collection and create photo history. Instagram let you decide which tagged photos are going to appear on your private account.

Photo tagging feature was made to increase the number of visits to Instagram. Users find the activity of clicking through tagged photos very engaging and interesting.

The new photo tagging feature is available only for users who have the 3.5 iOS or Android version. Once you got them, you can go to the “Photos Of You” section. If yo want to photos tagged with you to be shown in this section, you should select free tagging. Choose pre-approvals and each tagged photo will be approved by you. Other tips on privacy can be found in Instagram Help Center.

The future of new photo tagging feature is going to be bright. It is obvious that every time when Instagram user has been tagged, he or she will immediately go to check the photo. This technique will help Instagram grow very quickly as it happened with Facebook. Instagram has around 130 millions users, but photo tagging feature aims to make them spend much more time with the application. It is additional monitoring for the app. It may serve as ads and maybe businesses soon will buy such advertisements to attract new followers.

The number of photos on Instagram is unbelievable huge. There are millions of nice photos of nature, food, sunset and so on. Most people may attest, but the most engaging are photos with people on them. So it goes without saying that photo tagging feature aims to supercharge application. Now it is just a popular photo feed. So what should we expect from Instagram in the future?

Instagram Photo Stream

Some Instagram users find video feature a huge mistage. There are many social networks but only Instagram is associated with photos. This application is quite new, a little bit more than 3 years, but the number of photos is around 6 billions items. Such a huge amount! As for active Instagram users, there are around 130 millions people who use this application on a regular basis.

Each user is unique and has his own reasons for using Instagram. Some of them share hundreds or even thousands photos, when others post just few items. Users deal with likes differently as well. Some like each and every photo of their friends, while others quite greedy for likes. But it is obvious that Instagram users consume photos much more than posting them. This shows that photo consumption is a crucial part of Instagram app. Users enjoys spending their spare moments flipping friends’ photo streams.

Instagram Video feature has been remaining unlaunched in the last three years. But the company has numerous conversations about this new feature. In the very beginning the quality of pictures was terrible and the company did their best to capture them and present in a beautiful way. Now cameras and photos are much better than they used to be before.

Now video feature is a totally new frontier. It is obvious that Instagram wants to remain top on the competitive market. The top advantage of this photo app – is the only one app that has around 130 millions of users’ photos. People consume this application with such a pleasure!

But unfortunately, new video feature is going to take this peasure away. There are several reasons. First of all, in order to load video, you will spend much more time. This makes move the stream down. Another reason is the quality of internet connection. Sometimes the service is not enough strong and it will make inpossible to use video feature. Everything is much faster and easier with photos because you can enjoy photos even if you have no wifi. Without internet connection you can’t upload your own photos, but you can enjoy handing out your likes.

Video is definitely going to slow the consumption down. And when users cannot get the service, what do they usually do? Right – they just close Instagram application. Instagram team should remember that this photo app was made to be simple and easy to use – simple creation and consumption. So why is it necessary to spoil everything with this new video feature?

Features Making Instagram Better

Most users of modern smartphones have Instagram account. Statistic shows that people who are using Facebook now have also acquireded Instagram application. It is not so easy to find a smartphone user who does not use this photo application. People keep on uploading photos of their friends, food they eat, drink and home pets. Some of them go to limits and upload every step they make. So all these social media applications are about sharing. Modern world web is over-sharing place where people share things they did or just going to do. When we share such photos, automatically we advertise products and services we use. This fact make Instagram is a very effective advertisement tool.

Let’s describe some additional features that can make Instagram even better than it is now:

Make Instagram universal application

This is the majot feature that should be launched. Instagram has been already long time around us and such an important feature should be available without saying. Users prefer to brows photos rather than posting. So why do we have Instagram app on the web but still there is no iPad version? If you make this photo application universal, it will attract new users who have IPad but no IPhone.

iCloud Synchronizing Feature

Once you have made Instagram application a universal, it would be great to add iCloud synchronizing feature. It helps to remember where you left off last time and which notification you have already seen.

Multi Instagram Accounts

Many users create several accounts on Instagram – company account and their personal one. This new feature will allow users manage their accounts simultaneously. This will save lots of time and users will have much time for browsing and posting photos rather than logging on and off between different accounts.

Differen Variations Of Lists

Such lists are very practical. They allow Instagram users pick people they follow. For example there may be such lists as nature shots list, websites/companies lists, colleagues list and so on.

Captions That Are Limited

Some Instagram users post way too long captions on photos. So if there is a caption limit, it would allow to see more photos and less text. After all it is the major Instagram point!

Clicking Links Feature

This feature can allow users to add links to photos. Now it is possible to add URL link bit it is not clickable. As we can click on Instagram username, hashtags and so on, why can’t you make clickable links?

Copy – Paste Feature

It would be very convenient to copy and paste various links from Instagram. Navigating them in our browser would be much faster and easier.
Lots of present as well as new users will definitely appreciate such small but positive changes in our favourite Instagram app.

Facebook Now Patents All Instagram Videos

Facebook has new patents. According to them Instagram can pick facial recognition and even landmark detection. It can be done through the microphone of your phone. Instagram Video can suggest you a proper movie frame. It also suggests tagging that allows forwarding your video to the right person.

People who see these patents for the first time wonder how they will be applyed. Facebook application has never put much attention on video recording. But Instagram Video made it quite clear.
Now it is clear that frames for video really matter. As soon as you have shot your Instagram video, just scrub the finger across the timeline and select what is shown as the thumbnail. Some Instagram users find the process of selecting a frame for videos quite annoying. But you should understand that video requires bigger investment comparing to photos. Classic Instagram application allows us to see photos as fast as we want. Video is different because you depend on the director of videos. When you decide to watch Instagram videos, you will have to invest some time. Even a short video may take a long time to be downloaded due to slow connection. Therefore the reputation of the video author totally depends on the video description and frame. Facebook gives its users around 15 cover frames which you can choose. But unfortunately there are no suggestions and users have no idea which video is better and which is not worth seeing at all. So by default we pick the first video cover frame.

New Facebook patents aims to deal with these problems. Instagram now can pick interesting moments, determining people and the place where the video has been shot, providing tags and frame.
Instagram app now sees its users’ smiles and hears their laugh. New patents describe the technology which looks at video frames as they are photos. New Instagram tagging system can help to identify users, words, well-known brands etc. Patents allow to pick frames detecting face expression, contrast or the best lighting. And finally the most exciting feature – Instagram can use phone microphone in order to determine interesting video moments. So Instagram can hear you and use your voice for cover frames.

Instagram does its best in order to make the process of video recording as easy as taking photos. And new patents allows it to achieve good results and let its users watch interesting and exciting moments that have been captured by our friends.

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