Instagram may soon allow you to pin posts to your profile.
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(Pocket-lint) – Instagram is currently testing a new feature that would allow users to pin specific posts to their profiles.
According to a Meta spokesperson, this new addition is currently in the testing phase and should appear for a select number of app users.
It will allow them to pin any post above the rest of the grid on their Instagram profile, and can be selected from the three-dot menu next to each post.
Apparently, this new feature would work similarly to Story Highlights, which allows users to pin stories to their profile and have them appear in bubbles at the top of their grid.
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And while this feature allows you to include posts in the highlights list, allowing regular posts to be featured on their own would be a nice improvement for users, we think.
After all, if you post often, they can easily get drowned out in the grid. And, with this change, users could style their profiles more easily.
It’s similar in principle to Twitter’s pinned tweet feature, which allows users to select one of their tweets to appear at the top of their feed. However, with the introduction proposed by Instagram, it is not yet known how many slots will be available for pinned posts.
If and when we see the feature rolling out to all users remains to be seen, of course, and it’s always possible that Instagram will test the feature and decide against implementing it.
Typically, features under development, such as pinned posts, are rolled into a later version of the app. So we’ll be keeping an eye on developments over the coming weeks and months.
Written by Conor Allison.