Instagram is working on a new feature that will allow you to set featured images on your profile. This is what TechCrunch says, which has had the opportunity to confirm it by speaking with the company in question. With this feature, you will be able to choose the images that you want to be seen first.
Currently, the feature is in a testing period, although the platform has not offered a release date for all users. However, a feature of this style would be well received by the vast majority, since you will have the freedom to decide which images are preferred and set them as the main.
According to the aforementioned medium, “this function could be useful for creators who post often, but want to highlight a specific post .”
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How the new Instagram option works
The explanation offered by the source seems to indicate that it is a simple process. Of course, since it’s not officially available yet, it’s likely to be subject to change at some point before release. However, if you want to select a favorite image from your profile, you just have to tap on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner of your posts.
Here, you will see an option that says ‘ Pin to your profile ‘. By tapping here, you’ll set the featured image so it’s the first thing people see when they log into your account.
According to Alessandro Paluzzi, an expert in reverse engineering and uncovering details of future functions in social networks, Meta has been working on this feature for some time . In fact, it was in January that Paluzzi first announced on his Twitter account that “Instagram is working on the possibility of pinning posts to your profile.” Also uploading an image of what the feature could look like in its final release.
The ability to pin a specific photo to your profile could be a welcome feature for users who want to highlight their favorite posts that may have been buried somewhere further down in their photo grid.
Until now, Instagram allowed us to feature Stories on our profile . In this way, we could create collections of memories that appear in the form of bubbles when entering our account. In this case, we can customize the names and “cover” image of each one.
Now, it seems that Instagram is beginning to reshape how our profile works as well. In fact, a few months ago some rumors claimed that, in the future, we could organize our profile in any way. This means that we will be able to escape from the chronological order to which the application has tied us since its creation. However, it’s been a while since we heard anything about it.
More changes in the social network
Recently, Instagram has received its fair share of changes to how it works . In fact, very recently the chronological order in Home returned, a function that we had not seen for a few years. In addition to this, the company has been making more and more efforts to improve its famous Reels.
From Meta they seem to have realized that TikTok is becoming a serious threat to the business; so they have decided to copy some functions such as Remixes, the possibility of creating Reels from templates , and other features.