There's nothing worse than showing up late to the party, is there? Actually, yes there is now that I think about it. It's worse showing up with a big kale salad when everyone really wanted you to bring a cheesecake. This is Instagram right now. They brought their users something nutritious and time-tested when they rolled out their new Instagram Stories feature on Tuesday. After all, Snapchat users were already enjoying essentially the same feature, so everyone would love it right? No, guys, we really wanted the cheesecake. Here are five things Instagram users want updated next; In other words, Instagram, we're actually writing out a menu for you to follow so you won't mess it up this time. You're welcome. (Btw, check out Romper's Instagram here).
First of all, we can tell you what Instagram thinks its users wanted: Instagram Stories. As described by the Instagram blog;
It's possible Instagram thought its users would like Instagram Stories because Snapchat Stories has been so popular and they are almost exactly the same feature. Who can know for sure? And while many users will, indeed, come to terms with this new feature, some users have decided to take matters into their own hands and simply tell Instagram what they want updated next.
Here are a few more wishlist items:
Back in March, Instagram changed the way people viewed their timelines. Rather than the original chronological order, Instagram decided to change timelines to the "see the moments you care about first." And the internet lost its mind. If Instagram at least offered the option to switch their timeline to chronological again, they could make a lot of friends.
can I just have a chronological timeline back, I already have a snapchat account @instagram— Lornaaa (@lornasture) August 2, 2016
A "Pause" Button
i miss when instagram let us pause videos.. now we gotta watch it 7 or 8 times to see if what we saw was really what we seen .— kay ✨ (@kvycole_) July 18, 2016
Another feature Instagram used to carry but has since deleted, which is crazy when you think that, like VCRs had pause buttons. Because sometimes people need to do other things, Instagram. Also, sometimes you might need to hit the "pause" button just to see what needs seeing, if you get my drift.
WHY CANT INSTAGRAM ALLOW US TO PAUSE THE VIDEO pic.twitter.com/rjIpJ2BsRg— hiatus bc school (@BlaineQuartz) July 20, 2016
Who's Following Me?
Instagram can straight up copy another app but they cant fix their own issues, ie: chronological order, follows you sign.. #InstagramStories— I'm Enrique Iglesias (@jessleal7) August 2, 2016
It does seem a little outrageous that Instagram doesn't allow for a "follows you" sign. Why are we posting all of these pics anyways? To get followers. Simple fix.
ig update is a pisstake, i can have a "story" BUT I STILL CAN'T MUTE PEOPLE? @instagram— carly (@carlymoore_) August 2, 2016
Instead of ripping of snapchat, #Instagram should have put in the mute feature cause I would really use it a lot — Louis Gargiula (@LouisGargiula) August 2, 2016
So you know when you don't actually want to get stuck following someone but you don't want to take that big "slapping you in the face" step of unfollowing someone. This is where a mute button on Instagram would come in mighty handy.
If Instagram Stories are being touted as the Next Big Thing, and we're all supposed to start documenting every moment of our lives, then wouldn't it be nice if we could actually see who views our videos?
So there you have it, Instagram. Your users are looking for some simple updates, changes that will make their social media experience easier and more fun.
The next time we tell you to bring a cheesecake to the party... bring a cheesecake to the party.