Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-messaging platform reportedly is planning to roll out a seek bar for shorter videos. This new feature on Instagram will enable the users to drag the cursor for watching specific parts of the videos. This feature is already on offer for IGTV videos on Instagram. To make the platform more user friendly, the company is now testing the same feature for 60-second videos on users' account which will make easier for the followers to locate the desired parts of the videos. Instagram Beta Version Gets 'Checkout With Instagram' In-App Shopping Feature in US.
The test feature was discovered by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong who tweeted a clip of an Instagram video with the seek-bar on top of the video on Thursday.
Instagram has not disclosed any details about the official rollout of the feature as yet. Ever since its launch, the photo-messaging app has kept a tight leash on content controls and options on its platform.
It does not allow any links on the captions and only lets users view one post at a time as opposed to swiping through each post from a profile. However, it seems as the platform is expanding, it is incorporating additional functionalities to cater to user demands, Social Media Today reported.
Recently, the platform launched the beta version of its in-app shopping feature called "Checkout with Instagram" starting with the US to allow users to buy products tagged in images or videos without having to leave the platform.
With Inputs from IANS