Instagram Is Testing A New Way For Users To Move Through Posts
Based off a screenshot that Suprateek Bose shared on Twitter, Instagram is testing a new way for users to move through posts. Instead of scrolling, the Facebook-owned app is experimenting with a feature that allows users to tap through posts as they would tap through Instagram Stories.
In a statement to TechCrunch, an Instagram rep confirmed that the app is indeed testing this feature with a selected number of users but only in the Explore tab. As of right now, there are no plans to roll out the feature in the main feed.
Since redesigning the Explore tab over the summer, Instagram has tested and rolled out a number of new features within that section of the app. For an example, last month it rolled out a Shopping topic channel. Expect it to continue to revamp the Explore tab in the near future as it tries to improve the content discovery experience and ultimately get users to spend even more time on the app.