Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads
Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threadsInstagram comments just got a major upgrade.
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By Molly Sequin2017-08-15 19:38:46 UTC
Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post.
The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone's accounts on both Android and iOS.
When users hit "reply" on a comment after today's update, the comment will appear in a nested thread. Before the update, all replies lived in one column, making it difficult to have multiple conversations on the same post.
Instagram comment threads took a note from Facebook.
You'll notice that when you reply to a comment now, it will be slightly indented to the right of the original comment. This should make is way easier to reply to different people on a single post without muddling the entire comment section.
The update essentially makes Instagram posts similar to the threaded comments already seen on Facebook. Chatting back and forth on a post should become just as easy on Instagram as it already is on Facebook.
The threaded comments come with Instagram version 24 and above, so make sure you're running the most updated version of the app. Instagram says the updates will be available globally in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open if you don't have it yet. And get ready for Instagram conversations to start being a lot easier to follow.
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August 15, 2017 at 03:02PM