Instagram is considering introducing a subscription to its platform that will include the blue verified account badge, presumably following Twitter’s lead.
Instagram began testing subscriptions a year ago, with three options depending on the type of exclusive content that the creator wants to offer their followers: live videos, stories that allow interaction with ‘stikers’, or ‘badges’ or badges to identify subscribers in feed comments.
The developer and expert in reverse engineering Alessandro Paluzzi has now identified in the code of the application of the social network “small references” to a subscription plan that would include the blue badge, as he has shared on his Twitter account.
This movement is reminiscent of the Twitter Blue subscription, which among the additional functions it offers compared to the standard version, includes the blue badge that verifies a user’s account.
How Instagram’s new dynamic profile photos work
Instagram has introduced a new feature that allows users to simultaneously use a traditional photo and an avatar as their profile image, thanks to the dynamic profile photos that make it possible to switch between the two.
instagram is intended to provide users with options to further customize the profile, finding new uses for 3D avatarswhich can be created from the platform itself and offer “more ways to express yourself”, according to the goal at the launch of 3D avatars last year.
Thus, as the social network has indicated through Twitter, users will be able to add their avatar “on the other side” of the profile photo. In this way, people who visit the profile can switch between the image and the avatar simply by sliding their finger to the side in the circle that usually contains the photo.
In other words, as can be seen in an illustrative video shared by Instagram, when the user slides their finger over the image, it will rotate like a coin showing the other side, where the selected avatar will be found. In addition, the avatar will be animated and will make greeting gestures when it appears.
To introduce this novelty, the user will only have to click on edit profile and, later, add the desired avatar. After that, the profile photo will automatically change to this dynamic state. However, you can remove the avatar at any time and leave only the photo, to return to a static profile image.
How the new Instagram ‘silent mode’ works
Instagram has introduced new tools for managing the use of the social network with the new ‘silent mode’ (Quiet Mode) and parental control, which will allow parents to see the accounts that their children have blocked.
The new ‘silent mode’ seeks to provide a distraction-free period of time for Instagram users so they can focus on other tasks without being interrupted by notifications or direct messages.
The user’s activity profile will display the new status, and for as long as it’s on, you will not receive notifications and direct messages will get an automatic replyas the company explains on its official blog.
Despite the fact that the company has designed this new mode for all users of the social network, it is a novelty that is specially designed for adolescents, to whom the platform itself will invite the user when the application detects that they have been using it for a long time. the night.
It should be noted that when this tool is deactivated, Instagram will generate a brief summary of notifications of interactions or other events that occurredso that the user can be updated on all the things that happened while they muted the apps.
According to the announcement made by Meta, the new Instagram Silent Mode is available as of this Thursday, January 19, but initially it will only be enabled in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. However, the company indicated that its project is to expand the number of countries that will be able to use this tool.
*With information from Europa Press