Instagram testing new full-screen mode for feed

by IANS |

San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) With an aim to make content on the platform more discoverable and immersive, Meta-owned Instagram is testing out a new full-screen mode for its feed and an updated navigation bar.

The test, which has been rolled out to "a limited number of people", according to Meta spokesperson Seine Kim, is the latest effort from the platform to compete with TikTok when it comes to social video, reports The Verge.

The report mentioned that if you are a part of that group, you will be able to see videos almost entirely full screen as you scroll through your feed (the navigation bar will still appear underneath them).

The description, as well as buttons that let you favourite or comment on the video, will appear along the bottom, and the Instagram logo and other top buttons will appear floating above the top.

The company has experimented with a full screen on the feed before. Last month, it tested a design meant to highlight videos, though that still had white bars on the top and bottom of the screen.

It also left the main navigation bar at the bottom mostly unchanged, whereas the company says it is planning on also testing shortcuts for creating a post or message there.

Latest News
Live band performance at Dal Lake to commemorate Independence Day Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 05:03 PM
K'taka BJP urges Cong MLA to apologise to women for 'job over bed' remark Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 05:02 PM
The poet who first called for complete independence, coined 'Inquilab Zindabad' Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:50 PM
Goa Forward demands probe into tur dal wastage issue Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:47 PM
Delhi reports 5th monkeypox case Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:45 PM
Gujarat youth Congress slams Centre over inflation, unemployment Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:43 PM
On his way to celebrate Rakhi, Delhi man's throat slit with Chinese manjha Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:40 PM
TN to commence production of Pongal sarees, dhotis soon Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:37 PM
CBI arrests Revenue Department official in bribe case Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:35 PM
Cong Presidential poll process set to begin this month, no clarity on Rahul's role Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 04:27 PM
Taliban disperses women's rally in Kabul with warning shots, violence Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 03:51 PM
California chemical leak forces evacuation, freeway closure Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 03:48 PM
Shah Faesal appointed Deputy Secretary in Tourism Ministry Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 03:41 PM
Zelensky proposes extending martial law, general mobilisation Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 03:37 PM
Honey trap case: Upcoming Kannada actor arrested, case against 2 young woman in Karnataka Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 03:19 PM