Instagram is running a new test to tell users about another app they might want to check out, which is Facebook.
The photo-sharing app is experimenting with a notification above users’ feeds that encourages them to check only features that are available through Facebook.
A company spokesperson said in a statement: “We are testing a way to allow people who have linked their Instagram accounts to Facebook to see only what features are available there. Like how to find a job, buy and sell goods, or catch up on the latest news.
And the company’s use of one of its billion-user apps to promote another billion-user app might not make sense. But it’s the newest way the social network Instagram has been used to push people back to the main app.
The company is steadily working to bring the two apps closer together and encourage users to link their accounts.
A book published last year reported that Mark Zuckerberg was jealous of Instagram’s success and worried that the app might dismantle Facebook.
Tensions between him and the app’s founders led them to leave in 2018.
Facebook notes that only a very small group of Instagram users who previously chose to link their accounts see messages, which can be rejected.
But even if it never expands, it indicates that the company is not yet done trying to get users of the photo-sharing platform to spend more time on Facebook.
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Drafts of Instagram Stories are available to everyone
The platform announced the feature in March, and all users are now enjoying it Cucumber Save Instagram stories as in-app drafts.
The option is activated when you go out of the stories author in the middle of the process. And when you choose to save draft stories, a new alert tells you to delete draft stories a week after they’ve been saved.
The option gives you additional scope to put together more comprehensive compositions, which you can then share at the best time for your audience.
The feature may be especially useful for social media managers who are looking to post at optimal times.
So far, all users have been able to save Stories, either by downloading them within devices, or via some external application. But these tools are not native to IG.
With your drafts in-app, you can view them as they appear to users, while also taking advantage of the full platform features defined in the draft creation process, and publishing on the go through a program.
“Instagram Stories drafts are now available to everyone globally,” the platform said. Drafts of stories are made available for seven days before they disappear.
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