Today, Instagram announced a feature that allows for a carousel of up to ten photos and videos to occupy the same post.
Like its previous implementation of this feature with Sponsored posts, folks will be able to swipe through multiple images or videos without leaving the same post. At release time, this support square images and videos with no announced plans to support landscape- and portrait-oriented media.
To access this, head to where you’d make a post, then make sure you have the Library tab open. You’ll see a carousel icon near where the Layout icon currently sits at the bottom right corner of the photo.
Choose up to ten photos and videos, then choose next to adjust and edit them as you would normally. Once you’ve posted, you’ll notice indicators on the post in your profile and in your home feed that more than one image or video is included.
This feature is rolling out to accounts across the world, so you may see posts in your feed that include this before the feature reaches yours.
All images via Instagram.
Today, Instagram announced a new feature that will allow users to save posts privately to your profile for later viewing.
Similar to Facebook’s Saved feature, you’ll be able to bookmark posts that you’d like to be able to revisit. This is saved privately to your profile, so the original poster will not be notified if a post of theirs is saved.
While the company announced it a few weeks ago, live video has officially rolled out to all Instagram accounts as of today. This feature will allow you to broadcast what’s happening in real time directly to your Instagram fanbase via Instagram Stories!
Watch this Periscope outlining the BIG Instagram changes!
Instagram is an amazing way to build your brand or business online, but you need to be aware of some recent changes they have made.
As of June 1st, Instagram has changed the ability for third-party & websites to talk to it’s code.
You should always be careful with third-party apps. Recently one of those now banned apps stored your Instagram password and this information could be exposed.
These changes are meant to prevent mass following/unfollowing of accounts. Even the amount of transactions you can make per hour has been drastically cut, and in some cases, as low as 20 per hour.
Like most things in technology, developers are forced to adapt or die.
Developers knew about this change 8-months ago. They had an opportunity to comply with terms & conditions outlined by IG. Some did, but many did not.
This Change Affects Everyone
Realize that this change happens for everyone. This means that it just became a lot harder for everyone, especially spammers. This means less competition, because many people will quit. I believe even greater opportunities are available with Instagram than ever before!!!
I will be updating the Ultimate Instagram Training to make sure that it reflects the recent changes. The great thing is that everything outlined in that training still applies.
Many have asked about which apps are compliant and which ones I recommend. We are vetting and double checking many now and will update the training to reflect those changes. We will first be dropping these recommendations in the Private Facebook Coaching Group. If you are part of this group, you can also drop your specific questions about the recent changes here >>