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Instagram Launches @Music, a New Music-Centered Feature.
Instagram has just launched a new feature in the form of a new profile – @music. The account is already active and has become the first thematic profile created by Instagram.
How does it work? It will have its specific hashtags and feature pictures and short videos. For instance, under #15SecondLessons will go short video lessons teaching how to play parts of different songs for different instruments (guitar, bass, drums…); #DoubleTrack will let users know more about the artists featured, and #LocallySourced will center on new, local bands who want to get known.
Not only musicians, but also graphic designers and fans will have their place on @music.
However, only six photos or videos will be published every week. Why only six? It’s easy – the more content, the more chaotic everything gets. Having only a few artists and songs or tutorials per week, @music will be able to stay interactive. Also, only one hashtag per month will be used.
Why this interest on music, all of a sudden, may you ask? Well, given that one in every four Instagram accounts are musicians’ accounts, it’s not strange that Instagram has chosen to promote this art. As you may know, it is not the only cultural feature Instagram has highlighted – artists, festivals, ethnographic cultures and celebrations have also stood out. Also, it will allow a lot of people to participate. Have you been in a concert? Have you met an artist today? Are you a musician and want to show your new album’s cover art? All of these will be possible!
Whether you’re a musician, a fan or simply want to know a little more about this new profile, go check it on Instagram. American drummer and DJ Questlove has been the first featured artist, and there will be many more, for sure.
Instagram 6.2 is Ready to Go. You can already get it from Apple App Store and start enjoying its new features. It is certainly not the first update of the popular application, and, as the preceding ones, it has added new features and changed some of the older ones.
For instance, you may know that, last December, Instagram added five new filters (Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua). Make it eight now, as three new ones were added only yesterday – Lark, Reyes and Juno. The three of them are “inspired by weekend adventures outdoors”, desaturating reds while punching up blues, giving a vintage look and making warm tones pop, respectively.
However, as exciting as these new filters may seem, they are not the only features introduced in this new version. Acknowledging that not only words but also emoticons have gained a major presence online. Instagram has now made it possible to tag not only words of phrases – but also emoticons! They are symbols which almost everybody can understand, so why not? Of course, apart from being able to add them to your photos. You can also search them, just as any other tag.
Instagram seems to be improving the experience it offers to its users
giving them what they want and adding features that everybody likes. With these new filters, countless possibilities arise, and the opportunity to gain followers is at the reach of a hand. So, apart from what Instagram offers, you may consider combining the new features with other ways to boost your follower count.
Go explore Instagram new filters and show your followers what you can do with them! With the new filters and the ones that were already featured. You can give your photos new color, new light and new meaning. Go check them out!