The Meta-occupied photo sharing application – Instagram is testing a new feature allowing users to tag a group of people in a story in one go. Since tagging multiple accounts in a single story is a tedious task, the social media giant came up with an easy solution.
Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s head, revealed they are testing the “Group Tagging” feature.
“We’re testing a way to tag a group of people in a story using a single mention. Once you create a group mention, it can be reused by anyone in the group to automatically tag everyone in any new stories,” Mosseri stated in a message on his Instagram Channel.
“So if you’re on a summer trip with friends, you can more easily include everyone without needing to tag each person individually,” Mosseri added.
How the Group Tagging Feature Will Work?
Till now, Instagram hasn’t revealed any official information about the working principle of the Group Tagging feature. However, a few reports suggest that the social media platform may allow users to create a group. When someone tags that group, all members will be tagged automatically.
Recently Instagram launched a feature that is highly helpful in protecting users from unwanted images, videos and voice notes. During June, this feature was under testing; it will restrict the people who DM requests to people who they don’t follow.
Users will now be able to send only one message as a DM request to a person. Furthermore, they can only continue to send messages when the other person accepts the request. Lastly, DM requests only support text messages; users won’t be able to send images, videos and voice notes.
Cindy Southworth, head of Women’s Safety at Meta, said, “We want people to feel confident and in control when they open their inbox. That’s why we’re testing new features that mean people can’t receive images, videos or multiple messages from someone they don’t follow, until they’ve accepted the request to chat.”
Group Tagging feature will save time and effort while tagging everyone individually in a group picture. On the other hand, the DM safety feature plays a vital role in safeguarding women from getting unwanted stuff in their DMs. What are your thoughts on Instagram’s upcoming Group Tagging feature and newly launched DM safety feature?
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