The social network Instagram has confirmed that it is working on “Exclusive Stories”, a proposal for content creators.
Instagram is working on “Exclusive Stories”. It has been confirmed by the company itself after a developer discovered this new hidden function in the application. Although the social network has not shared more details, the clues help predict its operation.
Twitter user Alessandro Paluzzi shared a series of screenshots of the new Instagram Stories feature. Shortly after, the company confirmed to TechCrunch that the images correspond to an internal prototype that is still in development but has not been tested.
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Unfortunately, the Instagram comments were very limited, but they did reveal the existence of the exclusive Stories. This coincides with their public intentions of wanting to provide more options for content creators and their audiences.
When followers come across exclusive stories, the following message will be displayed: ” only members can see this story “. However, it is not clear what type of subscription Instagram would offer to belong to the exclusive group. We do not rule out that it is a paid membership, as it is a proposal that many other platforms have followed for users to access exclusive content.
Also, exclusive Instagram Stories will not allow screenshots. Instead, followers will be able to find them under the “Featured” option. The truth is that, in recent months, the social network has been transforming rapidly.
Instagram is transforming
The most recent change is that they will allow adding links to any user’s Stories, an option previously limited to profiles with a high number of followers. It also recently enabled the ability to publish content directly from the desktop browser.
The changes also apply a new functionality that lets you choose the gender pronouns with which your users feel more identified; as well as the ability to hide likes and more.
However, strong changes are still expected in everything related to content creators. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, confirmed in May that they were “exploring” subscription avenues and other features such as distributing NFTs within the platform.
“If we want to be the best platform for creators in the long run, we need to create a comprehensive set of tools that creators can use to help them do what they do,” Mosseri said during Instagram Creator Week in early June.