Instagram testing seek-bar for shorter videos

By Xite - March 29, 2019
The photo-sharing app has always followed a tight policy to check on content on its platform. It has never allowed any links on the captions and only lets users view one post at a time as opposed to s....

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is testing a seek-bar for shorter videos to allow users move the cursor to view a particular section of a video. The seek-bar is already present in the IGTV videos, but the Facebook-owned app is now planning to launch the functionality for the 60-second videos which will make desired parts of a video easy to view when shared with followers.

The feature was first spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong who tweeted a video clip with the seek-bar on top on Instagram. The company has not yet revealed the roll out date of the seek-bar.



Earlier this month, Instagram introduced checkout on the platform that allows you to shop for a product you like without leaving the app.

When you tap to view a product from a brand’s shopping post, you’ll see a “Checkout on Instagram” button on the product page. Tap it to select from various options such as size or colour, then you’ll proceed to payment without leaving Instagram. You’ll only need to enter your name, email, billing information and shipping address the first time you check out.

Once your first order is complete, your information will be securely saved for convenience the next time you shop. You’ll also receive notifications about shipment and delivery right inside Instagram, so you can keep track of your purchase.

Checkout on Instagram is currently in closed beta for businesses and available to people in the US only.

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