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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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Instagram restores scrolling feature after users slam latest update. Pixabay

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 Restores Scrolling Feature After Users Slam Latest Update

Facebook-owned Instagram has one billion active monthly users and is apparently the go-to app for most users looking to share photographic content

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Instagram restores scrolling feature after users slam latest update. Pixabay

Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has come under fire after it introduced a major upgrade, a scrolling feature, only to roll it back within an hour.

The update gave way to users to tap to see more pictures instead of scrolling through a feed of pictures from friends on the platform, resulting in an online outcry late on Thursday and dedicated Instagram users took to Twitter to rant about the “unwanted” update.

“Due to a bug, some users saw a change in the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and the feed is back to normal. We apologise for any confusion,” the company tweeted.

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

Tapping a picture in the middle of the image triggered a “like” of the image.

But rather than scrolling vertically, users were required to tap on the right or left side of the image to advance to the next picture or video, with a progress bar indicating how far they were through their newsfeed, according to The Guardian.

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“If you’re still seeing it, simply restart the app,” Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s head of Instagram, was quoted as saying in The Guardian report.

Facebook-owned Instagram has one billion active monthly users and is apparently the go-to app for most users looking to share photographic content. (IANS)