The wait is finally over, photographers, selfie virtuosos, and existential caption writers. Your social media media game is in for a change now that Instagram unveiled its “follows you” feature.It’s time to really induce those posts count, so opt your filters and angles appropriately.
When you log on and check out other people’s pages, there is now a designated place after the profile information that indicates whether or not such person or persons, business, or organization is following you. It’s the long-awaited tool people have been dying for … and it has the potential to make things messy. Why isn’t she following me? Why is my ex following me? Who is guy? Oh social media, you toy with our feelings so well.
The update seems to only be available for Android consumers at the moment. Nonetheless, if you have an iPhone, you will probably have to wait for the next iOS update before you can check out “follows you.” Until then, you’ll be forced to do things the old-fashioned style: by scrolling through your followers and maintaining a tab of who has access to your profile.
Though this is something people have been anxious to discover on the app — though I’m not entirely sure why, as it can definitely induce a bit o21st-centuryry chaos — the news unveiled instead quietly.
But the “follows you” unveil wasn’t quiet enough to go unnoticed.
You can’t fool your savvy users, Instagram.
Things have the potential to get awkward.
Take a look at “follows you” for yourself.
Groundbreaking, right? I look forward to explaining this feature to my mother, a new Instagram user with a total of three adherents( my cousin, my aunt, and me) who happens to only be following those same three people. She has a lot to keep track of, so thankfully Instagram decided to make this update. It’s going to attain things dramatically different for her experience.
But “follows you” isn’t the only change you can expect to see on Instagram. Now, when you check out a friend’s video of her super adorable puppy or your co-worker’s new baby, all subsequent videos will automatically play afterwards. However, exiting the app will reset these video abilities. And to be clear: videos of puppies and toddlers are nice, but they’re not required for this new feature. Regardless of the content, all videos will play automatically when you click( it was just a wild guess that you enjoy pups and tiny tots ).
Perhaps what users should really enjoy relates to the fact that taking a less than suitable selfie doesn’t mean you have to click “delete” and lose it eternally. The archive app allows you to take down that subpar post and conceal it from your profile, nonetheless, it won’t be completely deleted. So let’s am telling the lighting is really outstanding but you’ve noticed you smudged your lipstick. It might not be worth trashing wholly, so giving such feature a whirl. You might have a moment where you reconsider the magnitude of said smudge and decide it’s not nasty enough to remove. I’m more excited about taking advantage of the archives than “follows you, ” but that’s merely me.
Personally, I kind of enjoyed not knowing who was following me and who wasn’t. It took the guess work out of social media and let me just be. Documenting their own lives — from your job to relationships, family life, relationships, and everything in between — has become such a competition, it was nice to not have the option to see if someone decides to be so kind and follow you back.
While I guess it make sense that “follows you” would become a thing, I’ll enjoys not using in until my iOS updates. Sorry I’m such a social media Debby Downer.
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