Instagram Developments

Instagram is Testing a New, Simpler Way to React to Stories

I’m sure we’ve all jumped on the bandwagon of reacting to friends posts and messages via an emoji on Facebook which launched in 2016. Well, Instragam is trialing just that through “stories”.

As us Instagram users already know, the option to comment on a story which goes straight to the persons DM’s (or Direct Message Inbox) or sharing a story with a friend are both great features but Instagram is making it even easier for us to react to stories through emoji.

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This allows you to quickly “react” to a story through a set of emoji instead of filling up someones DM’s.

Only the person who posted the story is able to see this, appearing in the viewer’s list.

This awesome feature is only being tested in selected countries, however, if rolled out to the masses this will be the perfect way to get closer to friends and eliminate clogging up someone’s inbox and make responding quicker!

What do you think?

Is messaging becoming too reliant on emojis?

New Emojis on the way

We’ve heard via various social media news sites that some new emojis are on the way.

The release date is slated for June 21st (US time) and the new emojis will add to the already expansive image collection.

For those brands associated with health the “sneezing face” emoji will be popular, as will the man in tuxedo for wedding businesses, just as the handshake will be popular for businesses of all sizes!

For a look the new emojis being released click here.

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