Top Instagram updates and features released in 2022

Top Instagram updates and features released in 2022
  • Until 2022, Instagram has one billion monthly active users.
  • In 2022, Instagram has rolled out a bunch of features like new editing tools, new messaging features and many more.
  • 2022 Instagram updates and features that you might have missed— details below.
In 2022. Instagram still remains one of the most popular social media platforms. With the growing number of users, it is exciting to see how Instagram is rapidly developing new features every day. All regular updates and features ensure that no moment is left behind. From news to stories, videos, images, and lives, Instagram has become a one-stop platform for entertainment.

With the introduction of the Reels, Instagram has received a boost enabling users to portray themselves and their content in unique ways. Instagram has revolutionized the way we perceive the photo-sharing app.

To keep you up-to-date with the latest features and updates, we have curated the list of the latest updates you may not know about.

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Product tagging in Instagram feed
In April, Instagram announced that product tagging is available for anyone as this feature was only accessible to creators and brands. With this update, users will be able to tag a brand and can specify a product on published feed posts. If users tap on the product tag they will be able to see detailed information about the product. Additionally, they can also purchase the product directly from the app or brand’s page.

Currently, this feature is only available for U.S users.

Updated editing tools for Reels
Instagram has recently updated its editing tools for Reels. With this update, you can re-arrange and trim video clips within the Reels.
To edit clips, go to Instagram app and open Reels. Record a video or upload a video. Go to ‘preview video clips’ and tap ‘edit clips’ on the button left corner. To enter the reorder mode tap on the reorder button and use drag and drop to reorder your video clips.

New Hashtag feature
Recently, to support and fundraise for important social causes, Instagram has launched new hashtag options. Simply put, Instagram defines which hashtags are relevant and represent the actual social causes.

New messaging features
By using ‘@silent’ you can send DMs, but it won’t send a push notification to the person. This new feature is useful if you don’t want to disturb another person late at night.

Quick sent
When scrolling the feed and you find the content you want to DM to your friends, long tap on the ‘Arrow’ icon and it will popup icons of your friends. Tap on their avatar to quickly send the link into their DM.

Music sharing
With the integration with Amazon Music and Apple Music, users can share 30-second clips of a song to their friends into their Instagram DMs.

Enhanced tag feature
The enhanced tag feature allows you to tag all the collaborators and contributors in your post. This means you can give credit to all the people who are behind the scenes.

Scheduling Live in Instagram profile
With this new update, users can separate the Live from their stories or posts and schedule it on their profile. Additionally, profile will get a badge with information about the scheduled live.

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