Instagram turns ten years old today and to celebrate the social media giant is releasing a few new features.
One of the most interesting is a new way of revisiting the Stories people have posted over the years.
The app will now show you a private calendar and map that places a location and date on the Stories a user has shared. It’s an interesting way to trace back through your Insta history and revisit some of the best Stories.
‘A private map and calendar of the stories you’ve shared in the last three years, so you can look back and remember all your favourite moments,’ Instagram said.
‘You’ll be able to share, download, and save these stories to your highlights.’
It follows on from Story Highlights which was introduced in 2017 and allowed people to create permanent homes for their Stories.
Stories Map and Stories Calendar will automatically arrive when users update to the latest version of Instagram, which also coincides with the start of National Bullying Prevention Month.
‘In the last few days, we started testing a new feature that automatically hides comments similar to others that have been reported,’ Instagram said.
‘We know from research that, while people don’t want to be exposed to negative comments, they want more transparency into the types of comments that are hidden. You can tap “View Hidden Comments” to see the comments. Comments that violate our Community Guidelines will continue to be automatically removed.’