A day after celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian blasted the app for “trying to be TikTok,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri published a video on Twitter on Tuesday outlining recent changes to the social media site. Mosseri acknowledged that Instagram had seen significant transformation in the video. Although the app will still accept images, he predicted that over time it will become more focused on videos because that is what users are like, sharing, and using the site for.
Users who see a new, full-screen version of their feed should know that it is only a test, he continued. He remarked, “It’s not yet good,” adding that if it is made available to the rest of the Instagram community, the experience will need to be enhanced.
A lot of people have expressed concern about recommendations, which are posts from accounts that users do not follow, according to Mosseri. He went on to say, recommendations serve as one of the “most successful and important” ways to assist authors in reaching a wider audience while also assisting users in discovering new content. According to Mosseri, users can close these postings or snooze all recommendations for up to a month if they are not interested in them.
👋🏼 There’s a lot happening on Instagram right now.
I wanted to address a few things we’re working on to make Instagram a better experience.
Please let me know what you think 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/x1If5qrCyS
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) July 26, 2022
Instagram users replied hastily in return. Instagram users replied hastily in return. Social media celebrities and influencers Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian criticized Instagram on Monday, complaining that the app should stop trying to copy its rival TikTok.
The CEO of Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg, has been making inroads into the market for short videos, which TikTok rules on mobile. A post encouraging the firm to “make Instagram again,” hinting that it should concentrate more on the photographs friends share, has garnered over 1.6 million likes and generated nearly 140,000 petition signatures, indicating that many users have not welcomed the change.
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