According to the screenshots revealed by two different names, Instagram is developing two new features for live streaming and story features. With these features, users will be able to continue using the app while watching live streams on Instagram and have more options for who can see the story they share.
Instagram, one of the most popular social media applications in the world, continues to develop new features to both gain new users and increase the time existing users spend in the application, despite having more than 1 billion users worldwide. Accordingly, Instagram will soon offer two noteworthy features for live streams and stories.
While Instagram’s live streaming feature is a favorite feature as it allows users to establish an interactive connection with their followers, it was thought that the feature should offer more freedom to users, as people who participate in a live stream of a person they follow cannot do anything else within the app while watching the broadcast.
Instagram will eliminate the need to watch live streams in full screen
According to the information provided by InstaLeaks, Instagram is finally preparing to offer this freedom. As you can see in the screenshot above, Instagram is preparing to offer a picture-in-picture (PiP) support for the live streaming feature. In this way, users will be able to continue to watch the live broadcast they are watching in a corner of the screen while continuing to browse the Instagram application.
Another new Instagram feature introduced by Alessandro Paluzzi seems to bring a new privacy filter to story posts. Paluzzi stated that he does not know exactly what the filter in question will do; He states that the filter in question can allow only your followers or people you follow mutually to see a story you share.
You will only be able to share a story with your followers or people you follow mutually
As a matter of fact, the filter created by Paluzzi is not the first filter Instagram has brought for story sharing. Instagram had previously released a “close friends” feature, making it possible for users to share stories only with anyone they choose.
Instagram is currently testing both features we have quoted above, and there is no information about when the features will be published or whether they will be published. Instagram can see and cancel these features as “useless” or make them stable and offer them to all users.