Don’t Have the New Instagram Features on Your Account? Try this
Want to know how to get new Instagram features on your account, in 2022?
There are a few reasons why you might not have the new Instagram features on your account yet.
There are 6 tricks you can try to get the new Instagram features.
Here is what you can do:
1. Check if you have the latest Instagram version
You might have to update your Instagram app manually.
Go on your App Store or Google Play Store and check if you have the latest Instagram update installed on your phone.
I usually get some new features only when I update the app manually.
2. Log out of your Instagram account and log back in
Sometimes logging out of your Instagram account and logging back in works. It’s like you are restarting your Instagram.
If your Reels feature disappeared, this trick seems to be working for a lot of people.
3. Reinstall your Instagram app
If this still doesn’t work, try this: delete the entire Instagram app and install it again.
4. Ask your friends this question
Instagram doesn’t always roll out new features to everyone, all at once.
Sometimes, they roll it out only to some countries first.
So ask your friends (in your city / country) if they have the feature you’re missing.
If they don’t have it, then you will all have to wait. Instagram probably hasn’t released this new feature in your country yet.
If they have the new feature, but you don’t, go to Step 6.
5. Contact Instagram like this
If it has been weeks (or even months) since you’ve been waiting for the new features, contact Instagram.
Someone told us that she didn’t have the Highlight feature MONTHS after everyone had it. So she contacted Instagram and explained that she was missing this feature. A couple of days later, the Highlights appeared on her account.
To contact Instagram:
- Go in your Instagram settings (on the Instagram app)
- Select “Help”
- Select “Report a problem”
I know how annoyed you must feel, but be nice in your message 🙂 They are probably receiving so many emails every day. I’m sure a nice email would make someone’s day (there are people behind computers). Remember: they’re trying to help you.
6. Be patient (check these 3 scenarios)
If all the above tricks didn’t work, then you have to wait.
Usually, there are 3 scenarios.
Scenario #1. A new worldwide feature
If it is a new feature they have decided to roll out to everyone around the world: it usually takes about a week or two for everyone to get it.
Scenario #2. A new feature being tested
If it is a feature they are testing only on some accounts, or in specific countries: We have to wait until they finish their test.
Unfortunately, they don’t say how long the test is.
Based on past features, sometimes it takes a couple of months (2-4 months). Sometimes, it takes a year (like the Reels feature on some accounts only for example).
Scenario #3. One of your accounts has the new feature, and the other account doesn’t
It’s also possible that one of your accounts already has the new feature while another one of your accounts might not have it yet. Which seems weird. Shouldn’t you have the same feature on both of your accounts? Well, it looks like Instagram might be viewing your accounts as separate accounts (even though you are the owner of both).
It happened to us: one of our accounts had a new feature before the other one. A few weeks later, the other accounts got the new feature too.
Moral of the story: be patient.
Keep an eye on your Instagram update. You might get it soon.
Instagram Just Added That ONE Feature You’ve Been Waiting Years For
Finally! After all these years!
Up until now, there’s only been one way of finding out who followed you back or even unfollowed you on Instagram and it always included a lot of scrolling through your follow list to find that one secret crush or frenemy. Later, Instagram introduced a search bar on your friends list but even that proved to be problematic at times – honestly, why can’t people just use their real names on IG?!
There’s been a ton of external apps that will tell you how many of your followers don’t follow you back (rude) but now, Instagram have FINALLY cut out the middle man and added that one feature that we all take for granted on Twitter.
Behold, the brand new ‘follows you’ feature.
Instagram / Harper’s Bazaar
If you click on someone’s profile, a new section called ‘Following’ will appear right under their name just above the ‘Followed By’ section. There, you’ll be able to see whether or not the person is following you.
Instagram could soon let users post straight from the desktop After many years, Instagram will finally allow you to upload a photo from your computer. Functionality tests are ongoing.
In its initial form, Instagram was a social application focused heavily on sharing photos on your phone with friends. That is why the development of the mobile application and the web browser is so far apart. Today, Instagram is not the same application anymore – amazing marketing budgets roll through instagramers’ profiles, and the “influencers” themselves are constantly working to beat each other in terms of the quality of added photos.
For obvious reasons, there is no longer any question of adding photos to the website directly from a smartphone – here are professional SLR cameras and often hours of post-production processing. However, if the photo is ready to be uploaded to the web, you still need to use the mobile application for this, because the web application does not allow you to upload the photo. Instagram will allow you to upload photos from your computer As reported by Alessandro Paluzzi, Instagram is currently working on a feature that will bring the web and mobile clients much closer in terms of functionality.
Until now, everyone who wanted to upload a photo to Instagram from a computer had to use special plugins or convert the website to the mobile version in the browser. Of course, neither of these options was very convenient, so the ability to upload photos from a computer or laptop has been a subject of debate in the environment for some time.
Looking at what the wizard looks like, we can clearly see that it is still quite poor and lacks some functions from the application. However, it is enough for the most basic applications and I think a lot of people will appreciate this feature.
People who professionally run profiles and company accounts on Instagram, i.e. the so-called “Social media ninja” – I think it will make their job much easier. Unfortunately – as Alessandro reports – we should not expect the function in the near future. It is not known when Instagram intends to introduce it.
Did any of the tricks work for you?
If you know any other tricks to get new features, please share with us in the comments below so we can help each other.
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