Instagram’s New Updates Solidifying Its Place as a Home for Creatives

The application is really stepping its game up.

Instagram is back at it again with new updates. The application has been a creative hub for a while now, but all of these new updates are making it so easy for creatives to use the application for all of their self-promoting needs. The application recently introduced its stories feature that allows for people to take images, videos or boomerangs and post them on their story or send them directly to followers. The application recently introduced filters to users, similar to the ones that have people hooked on Snapchat. But, could all these advancements just mean that people will be less likely to use Snap? As a creative, it’s much easier to have your posts and stories all in one app, and Instagram is making it that much easier for us. Kudos to them.

The application also just introduced the archive! Users can now hide posts that they don’t want on their feed without deleting them.  Here’s an image of my personal archive posts:

As a creative, it’s really important to keep followers engaged and on top of what you’re working on. It’s really painful to have to delete your posts once you don’t need it anymore, especially since you lose all the motivational comments forever. Now, with the help of the archived posts, creatives have a mini portfolio of posts that they can keep forever, and put back onto their profile when they want to. In the age of digital media and sharing, this is something that all creatives need, especially when so many use the platform to promote their work. Hopefully, Instagram receives positive feedback on the updates and keeps working to make the application a home for creatives of all kinds.

You can follow me on instagram @quiarart for more art posts.

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