The fact that Instagram continues to release changes that users do not desire is not a negative development. Every platform and company introduces new features based not only on the feedback they receive from users, but also on the original ideas that come from their own staff and creatives.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, the overwhelming majority of responses would have requested faster horses.”
This is a fairly well-known saying, however there is no evidence that Henry Ford ever actually uttered that!
But no one asked for Instagram Stories, and yet Instagram has been more successful with Stories than Snapchat has been.
On LinkedIn, no one requested posts related to the media. The polished text posts made everyone happy, but the media posts were where they really shined.
The new features themselves are not Instagram’s current issue; rather, the issue is how the new features are affecting the user experience.
The fact that they have more reels on their feed does not make it more difficult; rather, it is the varying styles of user experiences, such as like reels, commenting on reels, and saving reels, that are frustrating.
I could talk about Instagram’s identity crisis for another hour and how it was caused by its pursuit of more growth. But that’s not the point; the question is, does Instagram serve your needs?
Instagram is the only platform where certain businesses have the opportunity to develop without having to upload any video material, and while this may sound strange, it’s true that some businesses are reluctant to put themselves out there and share video content. When it comes to creating material that succeeds on Instagram, however, creating imagery is much more difficult than it has ever been because of reels. With this petition on Instagram, everyone signed in order to make that process easier; you can sign it too!
You run the risk of communicating with the incorrect audience because every platform promotes your material. This is something that Tiktok and YouTube both do, and LinkedIn promotes posts alternately.
People feel betrayed when Instagram acts in this manner. Why? First, there is a good likelihood that the Instagram algorithm does not do a good job of recommending your material to other users, and second, the majority of individuals use Instagram not for content consumption in their spare time but rather to keep up with friends and family members.
When it comes to naturally boosting photographs, Instagram can’t afford to take a significant step back beginning next week. What you should be prepared for is!
- You can advance with Images, but it will need more effort on your part. You shouldn’t expect much.
- You can level up using Reels, but doing so takes significantly more time.
- To be successful in the long run, I suggest cultivating a following in direct messages and stories that is more reliable.