Instagram, owned by Facebook, is now focusing on new vertical feeds for Stories, the way TikTok was first used, and Reels has already cloned the feature on Instagram.
Navigating with vertical swipes up and down will make Stories experience more like Reels, recently introduced by Facebook to compete with the Chinese short video making app, according to a TechCrunch article.
Vertical swiping, the way we do on smartphones and other applications, looks more normal than taps and horizontal flicks. Alessandro Paluzzi, who posted the revelation on his Twitter account, discovered the ‘Vertical Tales’ feature on Instagram.
“Now you can swipe up and down to browse stories”. The functionality is not yet operational.
On Wednesday, Instagram stated to TechCrunch that the feature is being created but is not currently open to the public. A company spokesman was quoted as saying, “This is an early prototype and is not currently testing on Instagram,”
Instagram Reels Fast Video Creation App is carrying out a new update that allows users to make 30-second videos instead of 15 seconds.
The timer has now been improved from 3 seconds to 10 seconds by the firm. It also adds tools to trim and remove clips to make editing easier.
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, said he was not happy with Reels.
“I am not happy with it yet. In terms of how much people share and how much people consume, we’re both growing, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that it’s ahead of TikTok,’ he said.
“I think we have to get better at creating more powerful and creative instruments that are not necessarily a meme or a kind of moment in a package, but give the ability to make something that will pop to people who are more creative than us and make content for a living,” Mosseri added.