LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Instagram marked its recent anniversary on October 6 by introducing new features to attract the younger Generation Z.
These features, currently in testing, are expected to roll out in the coming months. The additions aim to empower Gen Z to express their creativity and facilitate content sharing.
They were unveiled during a Meta event in Delhi, specifically designed for Gen Z users.
The first feature focuses on birthdays, allowing users not only to celebrate their loved ones’ special days but also to help friends remember their birthdays by adding pictures or festive effects to their profile pictures.
Instagram is also simplifying the process of adding notes. Users can now create audio notes or selfie video notes, which have gained popularity for quick updates in the DM section.
Audio Notes let users record voice messages, while Selfie Video Notes enable them to record short video messages lasting 24 hours.
A highly anticipated addition is the introduction of Multiple Lists in Stories. Previously, users could create lists of Close Friends for story sharing.
With this update, users can now create multiple lists in Stories, enabling them to categorize their audience into groups, such as university friends, office colleagues, and more.
This feature provides greater control over who can view specific stories.