Following the launch of the Timeline feed for Android and iOS late last month Instagram has now started testing the ability to pin posts to a user’s profile. The function will allow you Pin up to three postssay three of your favorite pictures at the top of your Instagram profile to showcase to your visitors.
According to recent reports, Instagram has started allowing some users to pin Instagram posts to the top of their profile with a new “Pin to your profile” option. Last weekend, an Instagram user based in India tweeted that the new button had appeared for his IG posts.
The new In Instagram Pin to your profile is now available in India @alex193a @TechnicalMJTV @MattNavarra @socialmedia2day @polityinstabook @insta_leaks @insta_leak @WFbrother @legion_mj @SaadhJawwadh @InfluenceTmrw @SydneyKBradley pic.twitter.com/UkND4913qH
— Salman Memon (@salman_memon_7) April 22, 2022
This feature is analogous to Twitter’s “pinned tweet” option, which allows users to pin a specific tweet to the top of their profile for prominence. Instagram allows users to pin their top performing posts, favorite photos or product videos to showcase to their visitors. For those who don’t know, Instagram already allows users to pin comments.
This feature comes on top of Instagram’s rumored grid editing feature, which allows users to rearrange their photo grid so they can keep their favorite photos and videos on top while allowing the rest to slide down. This feature has not yet been deployed.
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It’s also worth noting that Alessandro Paluzzi discovered the “Pin to your profile” button earlier this year. In another February tweet, the insider reported that Instagram is further refining the feature by adding the ability to pin up to three posts to profiles.
Today it seems that the social giant belongs Meta has started rolling out the feature to some users in India, and possibly in other countries. At the time of writing this article, it is not available on my account. However, we expect Instagram to reveal more details about this feature and make it available to all users in the near future.
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