Facebook owned instant messaging app Instagram, is testing its re-arrangement of features, icons, buttons and the way users navigate between tabs on its platform.
In a recently published blog post, announced in its press site, it stated that the company is testing out new user profile layouts. It further explains that, “Over the next several weeks, you may see features re-arranged at the top of your profile including changes to icons, buttons and the way you navigate between tabs”. In short, the photo grids would be safe, again, the users would breathe easy.
The most notable part of the redesign includes that the follower counts appear to be de-emphasized, as they’re no longer at the top of the profile and are in a much smaller font. Instagram is no doubt thinking about authenticity on its platform as well, as the company also recently started cracking down on fake followers, comments, and likes.
The “Follow” and “Message” buttons are placed next to each other, and users would be able to see mutual followers when users tap on a user’s Following tab. The grid, posts, and tagged photos icons are now written out, and it appears IGTV might be getting its own tab. For business accounts, there’s a Shop tab, in addition to buttons like “Directions,” “Call,” and “Start Order.”
Instagram added that it’s working on these changes, and also would be testing out different combinations in phases over the next few weeks. The company also added that it would keep on experimenting with profiles based on feedback, so if in case users are absolutely opposed to having an IGTV tab, users should let them know better.