Oh wow, what a shock that is.
As reported by TechCrunch, Instagram has launched an preliminary check of a brand new, full-screen variation of its primary feed show, which makes IG content material look much more like TikTok, leaning into the newest utilization traits.
Which is sensible – Instagram has already stated that it’s working to align its content feed around Reels, given the recognition of the format, whereas simply final week, Meta famous that Reels already makes up more than 20% of the time people spend on Instagram.
As such, it looks like a no brainer for Instagram to maneuver additional on this course – although TechCrunch does word that Tales would stay on the high of the display screen on this new structure, with the Tales bar nonetheless positioned alongside the highest of the app (it’s simply not seen within the above instance).
However ultimately, that too will change.
As you’ll be able to see within the above video instance, there are literally Tales built-in into this full-screen show format, with a body indicator alongside the underside of Tales posts, which immediate the person to swipe left to see the remainder of the content material.
I might hazard a guess that that is the final word end-game for this new structure, which might convey all Instagram content material into this up to date show structure, and make it simpler to make amends for all IG content material in a single stream.
The one actual complication is that Instagram makes cash from Tales adverts, displaying full-screen promotions in between Tales.
That’s seemingly why Instagram’s not seeking to merge the whole lot collectively as but – however because it advances its monetization instruments, you’ll be able to wager that that is the place issues are headed, with all Instagram content material to move by way of a full display screen, scrollable feed of static posts, Reels and Tales, multi function.
It’s not right here but, however it’s coming, and this new experiment is step one in direction of the following iteration of the ‘Gram.