Instagram may attempt to emulate another element of TikTok’s design with another vertical feed for Stories, TechCrunch reports. Exploring with vertical swipes up and down would cause stories to act more like Reels, the short-form video feature the organization added to more readily rival TikTok.
The vertical stories feed isn’t presently being tested, Instagram affirmed to TechCrunch, however code for the change is now being developed dependent on this screenshot designer Alessandro Paluzzi shared. It’s not a lot to go on, but rather it shows Instagram is at any rate considering the adjustment to its ever-expanding features.
Mimicking Reels (which, thusly, was intensely “inspired” by TikTok) would bring together Instagram’s different feeds in some sense. In the event that Stories became a vertical experience, it would coordinate Reels, yet in addition the application’s original feature: scrolling the feed. IGTV would in any case work a piece in an unexpected way, however; those videos are buried in a vertical grid in profiles yet feature horizontal navigation once you begin watching.
In an interview with Instagram head Adam Mosseri for the Decoder podcast, he said 2020 was tied in with “placing a bunch of bets,” while 2021 would be tied in with “delivering on those commitments and simplifying the experience.” The organization is as of now testing changes to what sort of substance can be added to stories, and changing how those stories are shown could be the next step in that simplification process.