Instagram is introducing a couple of new features to the social media platform in the US. Instagram head Adam Mosseri revealed that a ‘rage shake’ feature will be implemented alongside the ability to remove a single image from a carousel without deleting the entire post.
In a Twitter post, Mosseri revealed the new features due to hit Instagram. The first is a rather humorous feature in which a user can shake their smartphone to report a device. If the app is open on a phone and a certain aspect isn’t working the rage shake will insight a pop-up notification to appear asking, “Did something go wrong?” Users can then report the issue.
Covering ✌️ this week:
– Carousel Deletion (finally!)
– Rage Shake
Did you know about these 💎s? Any other features you’d like me to cover? Let me know 👇 pic.twitter.com/Yx0q4UGFfb
— Adam Mosseri 😷 (@mosseri) November 17, 2021
Mosseri goes on to explain that the rage shake feature will allow Instagram to monitor and receive feedback on any bugs within the app. “You can explain exactly what happened, how you ended up in that place, and all of the emotions and feels that you’ve got going on, and we’ll have someone take a look at it,” Mosseri states.
The other feature Mosseri announced is the ‘Carousel Deletion’ feature. Rather than have to delete an entire carousel of photos in order to remove a single picture, Instagram now enables users to remove one photo. Mosseri explains that this has been a widely requested feature that Instagram has finally gotten around to and is thrilled for it to release.
In the video, Mosseri explains, “You can now go and pick one that you don’t like — maybe you’re not that into it anymore.” In order to do so, users can tap the three dots icon, edit, and navigate to the photo they’d like to remove. Following that, a delete icon in the top left will now allow users to remove it.
As of now, both features are only available in the US. Though, there’s no saying that they won’t become available to Canadian users over time. Carousel deletion is only accessible on iOS for the time being. Android support will follow.