Some things are better left alone.
At least that’s how I feel about Instagram – at least from a personal use standpoint (we can talk more about marketing later).
There is something almost zen about scrolling through the newsfeed, and catching little, artistic glimpses into the lives of others. Due to a greater ability to tailor their own content, users can enjoy more of a bubble, away from the unwanted content that we are subjected to daily on other platforms.
There is an unwritten rule on Instagram that suggests that it is bad practice to post more than one picture a day, and it is not uncommon to find users apologizing for doing so.
Well, now they may be changing that. Rumour has it, Instagram is beta testing a feature called “Albums”, which would allow users to post up to 10 images in a single post. While no one is quite sure what this looks like, speculation is that it would be similar to Facebook’s Carousel Ads, which allows users to scroll through the album to view the images.
Personally, I think this would completely change the entire feel of this application, and further damage the simplicity that made it so popular in the first place.
I don’t know about any of you, but to me, their current innovation “Stories” has made the app feel cluttered, and most of the time I don’t really understand why I am being shown certain “suggestions”. Though popular, Stories is not something I ever use, or really pay attention to for that matter; and now you’re telling me you want to add more?
What happened to the days of less is more?
I’m interested to know, are you happy with the way Instagram is? Or are you excited for these changes we may see in the future?