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Instagram’s next update will let users edit posts on desktop PCs

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Oct 19, 2021 9:35 pm
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Dimapur, October 19 (EMN): Instagram is issuing a flurry of updates that will finally let its users edit and post their content directly from the browser on their desktop PCs.

For years, the Instagram community has been clamouring for a way to upload photos and videos to their Instagram feed directly from a desktop computer. Until now, users could only view their feed and could only upload content via Facebook. Now, Instagram’s new update will let users do just that.

The desktop upload roll-out is part of a host of new features that Instagram is planning to release in the course of a few days. The new updates are scheduled to roll out to all devices worldwide from October 19 and will culminate on October 21.

The first update is a ‘Collabs’ test feature that will let two users co-author posts and Reels. Users may need to invite another account from the tagging screen to enable co-authorship. Once the permission is given, both users will be able to edit the post and even share views, likes and comments. This feature will benefit business accounts and sponsored posts.

It may be mentioned that the Facebook-owned company has been testing the new features as early as June of this year.

Another update that is coming on October 20 is called ‘Fundraiser Prompts’ and it will let Instagram users start non-profit fundraisers for a charity of their choice. Users can easily start a fundraiser by clicking on the + icon in the top right-hand corner of the Instagram app.

Instagram Reels will also receive new effects on October 21 including Superbeat and Dynamic Lyrics. Superbeat will intelligently apply effects based on the beat of the user’s song and Dynamic Lyrics will display 3D lyrics.

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Oct 19, 2021 9:35:08 pm