In the past few hours, several rumors have emerged about future features that Instagram would be working on: among many, there would also be the one to follow the likes affixed by others.
In recent days, Instagram has officially announced, through its CEO Adam Mosseri, the release of a bi-selective system, “Follow already” and “Favorites” which, with posts organized from the most to the least recent, essentially marks the return to chronological order. To these innovations, others could soon be added, should the developments just brought to the fore by the investigative activity of the leakers go ahead.
The first novelty that has recently emerged concerns the NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, to be integrated on Instagram: according to the very punctual leaker Paluzzi, for now – on the mobile side – only the following digital wallets (wallets) are supported: MetaMask, TrustWallet and Rainbowdotme . However, many more can be added from the desktop, operating on the instagram.com platform.
Also according to the feature tracker Alessandro Paluzzi, Instagram is working on a new section, in the Explore page which, more or less titled “Liked by friends”, would concern what friends liked, bringing back the content of the “Following “(Continued), removed in 2019 also because it was considered a bit too invasive (aka” stalkerware).
At the moment, in the absence of official confirmations, it is not clear if this function will actually be released, and if it will affect all those who follow you, or only “close friends”: another aspect that has not emerged at the moment, but which would seem encouraged by the first not-so-enthusiastic comments of users, is whether the function in question, when it is released, can also be disabled, in consideration of the fact that not everyone may want to let people know what they like.
The Stories, neglected for a while in favor of the Reels, are heading towards a new youth, given that Menlo Park are working on them with a certain commitment. The latter could be expressed in the possibility of putting “Like” these Stories also from the web platform: it seems, moreover, that the hypothesis of allowing the possibility of responding to the Stories through images or voice messages is also being studied. The feed could also be handled in the future, with a “fully immersive” feed.
Apparently, however, among the many improvements in development, the first candidate for an imminent release is the one that could see a new theme land on the chats, dedicated to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, scheduled in California between 15 and the April 24.