Instagram is bringing long-awaited features to its mobile and web experience.
Today, Instagram manager Adam Mosseri took to Twitter to announce that the company is rolling out two new updates for the social media service. The first is the one the iOS app should have had years ago, and Mosseri agreed. He revealed that with an update to the iPhone app, creators will now be able to schedule posts.
Mosseri says users will now be able to schedule a post for up to 75 days and, of course, edit that schedule or post before it goes live. This is a big win for users of the platform as it has been behind other services like Twitter which launched scheduled posts years ago. Instagram is surely catching up with this one.
There is also a new web application
Along with rolling out scheduled releases, the company is also officially rolling out a new web experience, something that originally surfaced for some users a week ago.
The new version of Instagram for the web adapts the user experience to be less of a bloated iOS app and more suitable for the desktop. With a new side menu and dynamic design, the new website is designed to work better for laptops and monitors.
In a statement to The Verge, Meta spokeswoman Christine Pai said, “We’re always working on ways to improve Instagram.com’s web experience for people. We’ve recently made some updates. to modernize Instagram.com, including improving navigation, optimizing the video experience, and introducing a more immersive way to DM.
Both changes to Instagram begin rolling out today. If you don’t see the features showing up yet, keep checking for an update through the app store or website. You can watch Mosseri’s video announcing the new features below:
🎉 New Features 🎉 Some “finally” features that I think will get you excited… – Release schedule (coming soon) – Web IG updates pic.twitter.com/5tyMxWh1n8November 8, 2022