Instagram adds big new feature to certain accounts for supporting users' well-being
Now several Instagram influencers and organizations who are working with the Facebook-owned company to flesh out this feature have Guides in their profiles. One such is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, @afspnational.
Guides can be viewed when opening a participating account and tapping the new booklet-like icon right under their Stories. The Guides appear to be similar to web page articles and can be shared either via a link, or directly to an Instagram friend through a message.
Other Instagram accounts that participate and have Guides are @heads_together, @vitaalere, @klicksafe, @headspace_aus, @deepikapadukone, @sudahdong and @eenfance.
As Instagram notes, when viewing a Guide, users can see video materials and posts the creator has curated, along with helpful tips and advice on a range of well-being topics. Tapping an image or video inside a Guide will lead to the original Instagram post it originates from.
Despite the feature focusing on personal well-being right now, it appears that Instagram plans on expanding this feature and its subject matters later on.