Instagram May Have Just Ruined Itself With This New Feature
23 February 2017, 11:34
Instagram has yet another new feature - and not everyone is a fan.
Look, we know that in the grand scheme of life, the universe and everything in between that an Instagram update is but a speck in the infinite ocean... but doesn't mean we can't all get disproportionately salty every time they introduce a new feature. Cos here's the thing about Instagram - they arguably have a perfect game going. Or, at least they used to.
As you all already know, this is an app you visit to look at nice photos and the app is perfect for literally just doing that. It's simple, it's streamlined and it doesn't allow you to do anything nuts like letting you post ten photos at once. Now, however, they have added a new feature that allows you to ... oh ... *double-checks notes* ... post ten photos at once. Hooboy.
Yes, you can now share up to ten photos and videos on Instagram in one slick looking gallery post.
This is presumably intended to be used for pictures of events, but we can already feel the 10-picture selfie posts heading our way. Some users have responded to the update by saying that it will detract from Instagram's core appeal: it's polished simplicity.
This destroys the essence of Instagram. :/ I'm not a fan of Stories, now we have this. I wish there was a way to disable these.— Angela Eden (@angelalalah) February 22, 2017
We're the first to admit that we have been pleasantly surprised by past Instagram features, especially when they first appeared like they were going to be terrible. When Instagram introduced the highly original 'story' feature, you could hear a collective sigh echo around the globe. Yet that feature has turned out to be pretty good.
It may not be something many people will even use but if you want to it's there and it actually works really nicely. So maybe this new multiple-picture thing will be good (and maybe it won't) but more importantly, who really cares? Us, clearly, as we just wrote a whole article about it.
What have your experiences with the new update been like? Do you think Instagram needs to cool it with all the news updates? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.