With a user-base of about 800 million people, one of the world’s largest social media platform, Instagram seems to be actively working on enhancing the user experience. A few weeks ago, Instagram launched IGTV which allows users to upload upto an hour long video which was limited to just a minute previously. Recently, IG also added the new Question Stickers. The company now added two new features Public In-App Verification and Adaptive Icon support to the app.
Instagram app icon has that “squircle” shape which doesn’t changes even on devices that enforce circular icons by default. Due to which it stands out like a sore thumb. Thank god! Instagram finally brings support for adaptive icons which will allow the icon shape to change accordingly, in their latest 188.8.131.52.33 update.
Accept it or not, we have always wanted that Blue Tick which celebrities have on their account. Guess what! With the Public In-App Verification form it will get as easy as anything. The company is adding a public form inside the app for users to apply for verification. This form is live for iOS users in Australia and a few other countries for now. The form will be released very soon for Android users too but in the same regions. We can expect it to roll out for other countries too pretty soon but as of now no fixed timeline has been announced for its global rollout. When you apply for getting your account verified, the verification page asks for a Photo ID, full name and username. Once you submit this, Instagram will check your profile, according to the parameters the company has set, and will ascertain whether the user is worthy of the blue tick or not. The report notes that Instagram will assess the profile for notability, authenticity, uniqueness, and completeness.
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