Instagram has developed multiple updates during March. The most recent Instagram updates have opened up a variety of new creator tools, making interaction on the platform more fluid for both creators and followers.
With more to come, Instagram announced 2nd March that it now offers automatically-generated captions for its feed videos that are available in 17 languages.
This gives feed videos parity with Instagram Stories, which has supported auto-captions since May last year.
In addition to making videos more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing users, captions also enhance the viewing experience for those who don’t wish to hear or wear headphones.
It’s a long time coming, but we’re excited to share a new tool that empowers those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
Videos on Instagram will now have auto-generated captions, where you have the option to turn them off or on. pic.twitter.com/DNyzcdiPSU
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) March 1, 2022
Auto-captions can be turned on or off by users as desired.
Using Instagram’s new tags, creators can credit collaborators and influences in an image to credit their contribution to any collaboration. The feature is similar to Instagram’s collaborative posts, which allows creators to upload a post together with another user.
When editing your post, select ‘Add Tag’ and search your contributors to find them. To view their category, tap ‘Show Profile Category.’
After months of testing, Instagram has launched its algorithm-free chronological feed, that is available for all users. Following displays posts from accounts you follow in the order in which they were posted.
📣 Chrono Update 📣
Today, we’re launching two new chronological views for your Instagram Feed – Following and Favorites. These options give you more choice and control over what you see in the app.
Let me know what you think 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/MBmPUUoGCV
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) March 23, 2022
Instagram has confirmed it will no longer be supporting the IGTV app, which has been unavailable to download from mid-March.
Last year, Instagram Video replaced Feed videos, incorporating IGTV’s hour-long time limit.