Instagram Is Experimenting With New Option That Allows Users To Share Their Posts Via DMs

Instagram is on the lookout for ways to keep a great relevance in the lives of so many of its users. Therefore, a recent statement from the app talks about a test that manages to do just that.

Think along the lines of allowing users to put out their latest posts via DMs just so there’s more engagement and awareness on the app.

Thanks to a recent example put out by a researcher named Hammod Oh, we’re getting more information about this new public folder that’s located in DMs. Here is where users get the chance to text or share their favorite posts with their followers.

This is a broad-reaching option that is guaranteed to blast up links with those that mean the most on the app. Moreover, you can also send alerts on your favorite projects with updates. And it just leans on over to the best usage trends out there. But we do feel that it might turn into major spam really fast. It totally depends on how this feature gets applied.

By that we mean it turned out to be a major way to reach out to the target audience in a quick and simple way, free of cost. So spam would well be on the rise.

Linkedin has had problems with a feature that was similar to this and in the end, they had to rid of spam by limiting the frequency of such alerts. And we don’t want the same sort of behavior repeating on Instagram. But we’re pretty sure Meta has thought this one out thoroughly.

With time, we’ve seen a lot of people steer clear of public posts. Instead, so many users are relying on private groups and direct messages for content sharing with their pals. So it wouldn’t be wrong to call the newsfeed one that is nothing less than an absolute discovery surface.

As mentioned by CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently, so many users are now relying on the News Feed for content discovery and messaging options to create that deeper connection.

Some different reasons come to mind for things like this. Increased public scrutiny followed by competition from archrivals like TikTok is the main one. Moreover, users are keen on providing more entertaining posts with less focus on having connections updated.

Yet, while so many users are still logging into Facebook on a daily basis, stats proved how more users are spending less time across this app. There are not as many fun and engaging posts and it really needs to work on that.

Read next: Instagram Releases New Version Of A Parents’ Guide For Better Support Of Kids On The App
Previous Post Next Post