Users might have thought that Instagram is done with customizations on the home screen. But Instagram has cleared the misconceptions of the users with its redesigned version of the app. The company has rolled out a newly customized layout that users can get on their home screen. In the navigation bar at the bottom, Instagram has swapped ‘activity’ and ‘upload’ with ‘Reels’ and ‘Shop’ tabs respectively.
Reels Tab is Now Front and Center
Instagram, in its recently redesigned version of the app, has moved the upload and activity tabs to the upper-right corner of the home screen. Both can be now seen beside the Messenger icon. Instagram has directed its attention towards competing with other Reels-like competitors, and this is the reason why it has managed to place ‘Reels’ on the front and the center.
Previously, Instagram placed ‘Reels’ in the navigation bar in place of the ‘Explore’ tab, but then the changes were taken back after a while, and now the ‘Explore’ tab has regained its place which is pretty impressive. But now, Instagram has come up with some new customizations.
Some of you might be thinking of why bringing ‘Reels’ to the front is so important for Instagram. Well, as far as we have concluded out, Instagram wants to increase the viewership of short videos on its platform, and it has also stated this through its recent blog post. The blog post by Instagram states that Instagram wants Reels to become a ‘one of its kind’ stage where users can easily share their creativity with others and get connected with the right audience.
Placing the upload tab always showed the app’s simplicity for uploading the content. But now, after bringing the ‘Reels’ feature on the front seems like Instagram has shifted its focus from creation to consumption.
Instagram Reels debuted only a few months ago; however, it is getting too much attention from the company. The recent change clearly states that the customizations have been made to let the feature stay longer and grow bigger.
Instagram Adds a Dedicated ‘Shop’ Tab
Not only Instagram has focused on making ‘Reels’ a more prominent feature of the app, but it has also focused on expanding its ‘Shopping’ feature. This feature lets users tag their products in stories and posts. Instagram has now added a ‘dedicated tab’ for letting users explore new products. Instagram, in its official blog post, stated that the users would be able to access the recommended products through personalized suggestions, @shop handle, shoppable videos and photos, new product collections from brands, and creators.
So, this was all about the new Home Screen of Instagram and the customizations that have been done in it. Instagram has stated that users will now be getting quicker access to the ‘Shop’ and ‘Reels’ feature. Let’s see how the creators react to this redesigned home screen.
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