Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to create collaborative carousel posts on the platform. This functionality will allow them to add photos and videos to other people’s posts.
Instagram head Adam Moserri announced that this new feature will let users add an ‘Add to Post’ button in the bottom left corner of the carousel post. Once you switch on this function, users can click on the button and add pictures and videos to the post.
But one thing to be noted in this regard is that the original account that posted the carousel needs to approve them before they are added. However, it is still unclear if Instagram will increase the current limit of 10 posts maximum. Also, it is yet to be confirmed if each post will show who added the photo or video or if their names will be added like the existing collab posts feature.
Also, for those who don’t know, Instagram already gives a feature that allows users to collaborate with other users on the platform. By including your followers as collaborators while crafting a post, you grant them the option to display the post on their profiles.
Since the beginning of this year, Instagram has been adding many new features such as joining creators with an ‘Add Yours’ sticker, the ability to add music to carousels, and the ability to save reels and photos with friends.
Recently, a report has been published by Money Mongers that suggests Instagram is part of apps known for gathering and sharing user data with third-party services. The Meta-owned platform has faced significant scrutiny, with 33 states, including California and New York, accusing the social media giant of consistently providing misleading information to the public and employing powerful, unprecedented technologies to attract, involve, and influence young people and teenagers.