Instagram Launches Playback Feature to Recap Top 10 Stories of 2021, Announces Security Features


Instagram has launched a new playback feature for users on the image and video sharing platform, offering a recap of the best stories they posted in 2021. The meta-owned service is offering to show users the top 10 stories of the year. While Instagram suggests one set of stories, users have the option to delete and select others before sharing their 2021 playback video. This feature is now available for all users and will be available only for the coming weeks.

The company has started showing a banner on the top of the users. instagram Feeds with a button that allows users to curate stories from their Stories collection. These old stories will then be compiled into their 2021 playbacks, as first seen by Mashable. For example, users can automatically delete selected stories if they bring back unwanted memories. These can be replaced by any other story from 2021, which will be added to their playback list.

Instead of re-sharing individual stories, Instagram’s new playback feature could come in handy as a way to recreate the year, especially for small businesses or groups. Users will also be able to create their own year-in-review videos to recap their top stories for the year. The feature is inspired by Spotify’s Wrapped feature, as well as various third-party tools that became wildly popular at the end of the year, allowing users to share a grid of their “top nine” posts on the platform.

Instagram hasn’t announced any features related to sharing the top posts of 2021, and the current feature only supports stories from a user’s collection. Instagram’s new playback feature has started rolling out to all users, but it will be a feature for a limited time. report good by The Verge. This means users will have a limited time (possibly sometime after the new year) to try out the playback feature before it is retired.

Meanwhile, the company is also working on bringing back a version of the company’s original chronological feed, which was removed in 2016. Instagram provides an algorithmically sorted feed, like Facebook And Twitter, However, unlike others, Instagram is yet to roll out the ability to view posts in chronological order. Instagram Head Adam Mosseri revealed According to Reuters, during a US Congressional hearing that the company is also working on giving users more control over the platform.

Instagram recently asked users record video selfie own that will help the company confirm if they are human. The service has also shared new details It is taking new measures to protect users from harassment on the platform. Want better parental controls and “brakes?” Reminders for kids in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and US. According to the company, Instagram will also prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens who don’t follow them, and will “nudge” on different topics if they spend too much time on a specific topic. .


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As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima has an interest in open-source technology, cyber security, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at [email protected], as well as on Twitter at @DxDavey.
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