This could be a handy reminder, or maybe new information for those not aware of the full functionality of Instagram’s UI.
Today, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has outlined a range of tips on how to use the app’s various navigation shortcuts.
This week I share some of the more well thought out design details in the app: long press the Explore tab to search, double tap the Profile tab to switch accounts, press and hold a story to pause it – how do you use Stories without that one?? – and others.#ThisWeekOnInstagram pic.twitter.com/QbPmdV1sPB
— Adam Mosseri ???? (@mosseri) April 8, 2021
The shortcuts outlined in the video clip are as follows:
- Tap on the Home icon to go back to the top of your main feed
- Press and hold on the search icon to begin a keyword search, rather than tapping through to the Explore tab
- Double-tap on the profile tab to quickly switch between accounts
- Tap and hold to pause Stories
- ‘Peeking’ on posts in the Explore tab by pressing and holding on the thumbnail image
These are not new functionalities, but it’s a good reminder of these various shortcut functions, which could both streamline your own usage of Instagram, while also making you look like you’re all across the latest to your friends.
The newest of these functions, as Mosseri notes, is the option to switch accounts by double-tapping on the profile image, which Instagram added late last year. That could be handy for those who regularly post to multiple accounts – which is especially relevant for social media managers.
Just don’t post your personal updates on your brand account. Always check the profile icon before posting.
As noted, the video clip is a handy reminder of some helpful in-app tools, which could be beneficial in your process.
New Report Finds that 62% of Facebook Users Encounter Scams in the App Every Week [Infographic]
How often do you encounter scams via email, social media, etc.?
According to new data from cybersecurity firm Lookout, around 62% of Facebook users encounter scams every week, while scam activity ramps up in the holidays – so it’s time to hone your senses to ensure that you don’t fall victim over the coming weeks.
Lookout’s survey, which incorporates responses from over 1,000 online consumers, also found that:
- 19% of social media users have fallen victim to scams on Facebook
- The most frequent scam encountered on Facebook is ‘Win a Free Prize/ Free Gift’
- 46% of social media scam victims report losing $100 or more
Scammers are always evolving their tactics, and shifting strategies to capitalize on the latest trends, so you need to keep your wits about you. If something seems too good to be true, it very likely is, while you should also note telltale security signs (eCommerce site not using HTTPS) and conduct your own web research if things feel off.
You can read the full report from Lookout here, or take a look at the infographic summary below.