If you’ve ever wanted to embed a little replica of your Instagram profile on another website, Instagram has just made that possible. Incorporating Instagram profiles into blogs and portfolios will now be easier thanks to the new capability. According to Facebook, the feature is only available in the United States for the time being. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri shared a video on Twitter announcing the new feature’s launch.
In the video, Mosseri explains that you’ve been able to embed an Instagram photo or video into a website for quite some time now. You may now embed a small version of your Instagram profile on a website by using this method. It’s possible that you’d like to link to someone else’s Instagram account or exhibit your own.”
This week, Mosseri also unveiled two additional features, which he explained in the video. Reels Visual Replies, a new tool offered by the company, allows users to respond to comments on posts using Reels.
🎉 New Features 🎉— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 16, 2021
We’ve rolled out some pretty fun new features this week that I wanted to share with you:
– Reels Visual Replies
– Profile Embed (US only for now)
Any new features you’d like to see? Let me know! 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/p8mvtJn4kA
A new option has been added to the comment form that lets users produce a video reply by selecting the Reels button. When you respond with a video, it will appear as a sticker on your phone. With the new feature, users may respond to comments on their work with video responses just like they can on TikTok. Last year, TikTok introduced a feature that allowed users to provide additional information about their films and respond to inquiries.
No surprise that Instagram launched a comparable function for its TikTok-clone, given the popularity of TikTok’s feature. Instagram wasn’t the first one to do so; just a few days after Instagram introduced its function, Pinterest made it possible for users to reply to comments using videos.
IG Stories “Playback” is the final new feature stated in Mosseri’s video, and it will be available at the end of the year. The feature uses the Stories Archive to allow users to personalise and select up to ten stories to share with their network of friends and family. Users who have posted more than three stories this year or have Stories Archive enabled are eligible for this feature. In addition to the Playback posts Instagram offers for you, you have the option of choosing what you want to publish yourself. Users have had access to the new feature for “many weeks.”