Out of the many features currently under testing by Instagram is ‘Tapping.’ The Facebook-owned Instagram might soon allow its users to scroll through the posts by tapping. This feature will arrive as a replacement to scrolling through posts on the platform. According to a TechCrunch report, the company is currently testing the tap-to-advance feature to navigate between posts in the Explore section of the app.
Instagram Confirms the Tap to Scroll Feature is Under Testing
“We’re always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and bring you closer to the people and things you love,” TechCrunch quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying on Thursday. Instagram already uses an auto-advance feature in its “Videos You Might Like” section of Explore, automatically playing the next video when the last one finishes.
“As for whether this could come to the main feed, an Instagram spokesperson said it is not something they’re actively thinking about right now,” the report added.
The tap-to-advance feature was first introduced by Snapchat, reducing the user-effort of repeatedly using thumbstrokes, thus creating a more relaxing browsing experience.
Instagram Finding Ways to Improve User Experience
In other news, the photo-sharing company is actively adding new features every now and then to enhance the user experience. After rolling out the video chat on its platform, Instagram has recently added several new security features such as two-way authentication giving additional options to users to secure their account.
At the same time, Instagram is making various user interface changes and recently it even rolled out the functionality to reply to every comment. Earlier, when a user replies to a particular comment on a post, it displayed as a separate comment, but now, the comments are threaded, same as what we saw on Facebook. This feature is currently live for Instagram Beta users on Android.