Instagram Is Testing With Geofencing Feature For Its Posts

Instagram could be looking to make sharing other people's posts easier. But is that such a good thing

As with the hashtags feature, no word yet on when or if this one will be official, either.

Of course, this also causes a fair amount of headache.

Remember how you are unable to read captions on Instagram posts because the hashtags were distracting? Hashtags were meant to help people find stuff they like, and thanks to our crafty spammers, it's not happening.

The separation of hashtags from captions could be the panacea to the annoying glut of hashtags (like #picoftheday and #instagood), often cluttered at the bottom of a post.

Spotted by Jane Manchun Wong inside Instagram's Android app, a separate button called "Add Hashtags" will appear on the New Post screen, which will allow users to use hashtags without including them in the caption.

All of this is just the latest in what's been a pretty fast cadence of new feature releases (as well as a lot of general experimentation) at Instagram, which includes the release earlier this year of things like IGTV and Instagram recently adding a shopping tab to the app. Now again, this is all hearsay and Instagram could well scap this feature.

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Instagram is working on a new feature that will let you choose and add hashtags to your posts, outside of the caption or comments.

According to The Verge, Instagram is also testing a resharing feature that will allow users to natively share posts from others, much like Twitter's retweet and Facebook's Share features. You could potentially create a post in Chinese and have it visible only in China. It allows users to choose the regions where their content appears, which will no doubt be useful for companies and brands that are only available in certain locations around the world.

The third and final feature, which has also been confirmed to be under testing by Instagram, is story highlight stickers. For now, there doesn't seem to be a limit, but Wong explains that Instagram will figure that out before it rolls out the feature.

So far we have seen people tag each other in pictures. Let's tackle each proposed feature one by one.

Instagram is also reportedly testing Stories Highlight stickers and quiz stickers.

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