Instagram's new "Channels" feature offers creators a way to limit comments and engage with followers
The new "Channels" feature provides an innovative way for creators to engage with their followers while limiting negative comments and spam.
Instagram has launched a new tool called "Channels," which allows creators to communicate with their followers in a one-to-many broadcast-chat format. This feature is designed to avoid overwhelming responses to updates from creators by disabling the posting ability of followers, but still allowing them to vote in polls and react with emojis. The tool is currently available to selected creators on Instagram and will soon be rolled out to Facebook and Messenger.
Instagram has previously been criticized for copying features from competitors such as TikTok and BeReal, and users have expressed frustration over frequent changes to product highlights, the removal of helpful features, and the addition of unnecessary ones. In addition, the platform has struggled with the issue of bots.
The new "Channels" feature provides an innovative way for creators to engage with their followers while limiting negative comments and spam. The feature's success among users remains to be seen, but it is expected to be well-received due to its potential benefits for creators. Instagram is likely to continue introducing new tools and features to its users in the future.