Instagram could soon allow users to geo-restrict their content

Instagram could soon allow users to geo-restrict their content
Instagram is constantly introducing new features. But before it does, the Facebook-owned company tends to test them among a limited number of users beforehand. And as part of its latest tests, the social network is allowing certain users to geo-restrict their content.

Essentially, this new feature means that Instagram users will be able to individually select countries that are able to see their content. Thus, anyone living in a country that is not selected will no longer be able to see content. Another thing worth noting is that this feature is not limited to regular posts, as the Story Controls menu also includes the option.

The usefulness of this feature to regular users is quite debatable. Instead, Instagram is likely introducing it with a focus on businesses. After all, these are often forced to create multiple accounts in order to cater to audiences in different regions. However, by bringing geo-restrictions to Instagram, this may no longer be necessary.

As with most Instagram tests, this new feature may be scrapped before release. But considering the benefits it will provide businesses with, it seems unlikely at this point.


source: Jane Manchun Wong via The Next Web

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3 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is excellent. I hate my country to the core. I hate seeing citizens, trending and ads about my country. Thank you instagram

3. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I don't think that's how it works LOL, but funny comment

2. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Interesting. This sounds better for businesses though...

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