New Instagram Features you didn't know

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Instagram LIVE

By now you may be familiar with Instagram live, but did you know there’s a newer addition to the feature that basically combines the Instagram Stories question sticker AND Instagram live?! Yep, answering questions during your Instagram Live just became so much easier!

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Activity Status

When you look in your Instagram DM inbox you will see text beneath each users name that states how long ago they were last active on Instagram. Alternatively, you’ll see a green dot next to their profile picture which indicates they are on the app currently.

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About

If you’ve ever questioned how someone’s account grew so fast or notice a weird username in your feed, it may be because they bought an account from someone else and added new content to it!

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Name Tags

Instagram is trying to make them cool again with this new Instagram update. They’re called Name Tags and they allow you to share your account with others by creating an image that can be scanned, similar to QR codes.

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Instagram TV

IGTV is far more complex than the rest of features on this list as it’s basically it’s own app within Instagram. Traditionally you can upload videos to your feed but they max out at 60 seconds.

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Multiples

This new Instagram update allows you to select up to 10 different photos and images to add to your stories and gives you the opportunity to edit each and every one of them before uploading as a group.

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Posts to Story

You can now share any post to your Instagram story. Not only that, but the image itself becomes a clickable link that takes any user that taps on it, from your story, straight to the image.

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Close Friends

This new Instagram feature allows you to compile a list of people that you can send exclusive stories to, separate from your other followers.

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Countdown

Within your Instagram stories you can now add a functioning count down timer to help build hype and urgency around anything you want! Countdown timers are a classic marketing strategy that inspires action in a person.

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Creator Account

Instagram has added a third profile option to their current fleet. You can now choose between Personal, Business & Creator. The creator account is geared towards content creators and gives them a slight edge on their account growth.

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