As everyone knows, Instagram is the most rewarding social media platform, so every Instgrammer, be it an influecer, a company, or an individual entrepreneur. All keep hawk’s eyes on Instagram’s ever-evolving algorithm so they can amend their Instagram strategy to heap maximum benefits.
Since the new year has commenced, some mind-boggling features have been rolled out, and only a few marketers have known to date. You can utilize those features and get maximum benefit.
The post includes all the significant changes Instagram has made in 2021 or at the start of 2022.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Get free credit to shop from Instagram
It seems Instagram has realized the trend of eCommerce has been burgeoning, which is why it has given a fantastic offer to shop via their platform. The update came in 2022 and enticed many brands to buy high-quality Instagram followers. The colossal followers create a great first impression.
Coming back to Instagram’s update, well, we’d say it’s pretty awesome for those who want to kickstart the business or wants to launch a series of product on Instagram. Instagram gives 20% off the first order and provides users free shipping. It’s indeed a significant change as Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing platform. It facilitates both brands to create their stores and users to buy from them.
2. Make money via Live badges
It is another fantastic feature that is yet to be launched for a worldwide audience. As of now, the feature is only for U.S creators. Instagram is making live badges that can let creators earn from the live content they produce. The badge price can vary from $0.99, $1.99, and $4.99. The contributor will be given huge visibility and a special shout-out from the creator. Sadly, the feature is only for U.S creators age eighteen plus and at least 10,000 followers. They also need to follow Instagram’s partner monetization policies and should abide by Instagram’s community guidelines.
3. The return of chronological order
Instagram revised the old trend; if you are an old user, you probably can remember when posts on Instagram were based on the order, they were posted. The trend vanished some time back as Instagram started showing users the posts based upon their preferences and interests. But luckily, after years of complaints, the old feature has been restored. Users need to remember the chronological feed is going to be the option that users can opt-in to. So if you want Instagram to decide, then posts will come up based on your preferences. If you enable the chronological feature, things will work differently.
4. Text to speech and voice effects on reels
Every time a new thing is released, it always creates more buzz; the same goes with reels and their newly released feature. It indeed had made reels more entertaining for the users. Do you know a text to speech feature has rolled out, and according to Instagram, it lives within the text tool in the reels and can allow an auto-generated voice to read the text aloud? It is a new initiative that provides reel makers with a fantastic opportunity to channel their creativity and make their reels more attention-grabbing.
Keeping track of what’s happening is important in the digital world, or you will be left behind. Brands and influencers are wise enough and monitor every update Instagram makes. Staying updated with all features can allow gaining maximum advantage from the ever-evolving Instagram. The article covered the important updates Instagram has made in the last year.