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Instagram Begins Question-Answer Option in ‘Stories’

Some other stickers that the photo-messaging app offers include stickers for music, location, hashtag, current time, weather and more

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has started the “ability to ask questions” in its “Stories” feature that would give users the liberty to respond to questions posted in “Stories” in detail.

The new feature would let users post questions on “Stories”, tap a response from someone and share it along with the answer to the question in their story, Instagram wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

Along with the polls and emoji sliders that have been popularly being used to answer questions on “Stories”, with the new feature, Instagram seems to be trying the “open-ended questions” format.

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Instagram began testing this feature earlier in July and users in Italy and Indonesia were the first ones to see it on the app, media reported.

Also Read: Instagram Introduces New Feature Allowing Users to Add Soundtrack

Some other stickers that the photo-messaging app offers include stickers for music, location, hashtag, current time, weather and more.

Lately, Instagram has been launching several features like InstagramTV (IGTV), Instagram Lite, group video chat and “Story” soundtrack option, which is still to be rolled out globally. (IANS)

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Instagram Rolls Out New Feature Helping Parents Monitor Their Teenage Kids

For its one billion app users, Instagram also offers other tools like comment controls, the ability to report unwanted interactions.

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 Facebook-owned Instagram has built a “Parent’s Guide” focusing on privacy, interactions and time management for parents who have teenage children using the platform.

“We’ve included the basics of our app and description of our tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents and guardians can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram,” Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram wrote in a blog post late on Thursday.

The 10 listed discussion questions have been designed to help parents learn more about how teenagers are using the social media app and to ensure that the app is being used in a positive way like discussing whether they want to keep their accounts public or private.

 

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The photo-messaging app has also developed a video guide that “gathered a group of parents who work at Instagram to talk about the tools they use to foster positive online experiences for their teens.”

 

For its one billion app users, the app also offers other tools like comment controls, the ability to report unwanted interactions and most recently, a suite of features to help users manage time on the app.

Also Read: US to Probe Social Media Giants Like Facebook, Twitter Over Censorship Concern

“We’re committed to being here every step of the way to make sure parents and their teens have the tools they need to make the choices that are right for them,” Levine added. (IANS)

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