Meta-owned Instagram gets a new feature that allows users to embed a thumbnail version of their profiles on other sites. The new Profile Embed functionality was launched to allow users to display their profile and Instagram content on third-party websites. In addition to this, Instagram has also brought a new playback feature to Instagram Stories and Reels Visual Replies that lets users respond to comments with new Reels.
The new Instagram Profile Embed feature was announced by Instagram boss Adam Mosseri in a Twitter post. He said that now, apart from the ability to embed stand-alone posts and videos, users will also be able to embed a thumbnail version of their profiles with the new feature. The feature allows people to get a sneak peak into your profile and is only available in the US so far. It is said to help creators, brands and other companies highlight their Instagram pages on third party websites. The feature will also be useful for those who run websites as it will make it easier to highlight Instagram profiles if the content requires it.
🎉 New features 🎉We have rolled out some pretty fun new features this week that I would like to share with you: – #IGPlayback – Visual answers on wheels – Embedding profile (US only so far)
Any new features you would like to see? Let me know! 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/p8mvtJn4kA
– Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 16, 2021
Mosseri also announced the other two features – the Reels Visual Replies and the Playback feature for Instagram Stories. Both of these features have previously been rumored to be coming to the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform.
The Reels Visual Reply feature can be used by creators to interact with their audience in a new and more direct, intuitive way. The feature lets Instagram users respond to comments on their wheels with a new wheel.
The Stories Playback feature, on the other hand, allows users to replay a select selection of their stories shared throughout the year. The feature offers a summary of the 10 favorite stories that the user has submitted in 2021