Instagram announced to removing of the shopping tab from the main feed
App for sharing photos Starting in early February, Instagram will no longer include the “Shop” option in the primary navigation bar at the screen’s bottom, as previously announced. According to The Verge’s reporting, the option to “create a new post” will be relocated to a lower position. In the meantime, the reels tab will take the place of the shop tab, which is currently in the most prominent position on the menu bar. Even though the shopping hub will be accessible within the app, the shortcut to the tab will no longer be displayed within the primary feed.
“You will still be able to set up and run your shop on Instagram as we continue to invest in shopping experiences that provide the most value for people and businesses across the feed, stories, reels, ads, and more,” the company said in its support page.
As early as last year, the firm experimented with a primary feed that lacked a shopping button. According to the report, the company’s goal was to “simplify the Instagram experience” for customers. The Instagram team has been hard at work releasing updates to the app. Just last month, it added a “Notes” section where users can jot down temporary notes that will disappear after 24 hours. The primary goal of the modifications was to facilitate user ease and convenience in establishing and maintaining relationships. Furthermore, the company can help ensure it does not lose customers by offering them new features.
Announcing the upcoming changes via a blog post, the company said, “Starting in February, we are changing Instagram’s navigation to make it easier for people to share and connect with their friends and interests.” The navigation bar at the bottom of the app will now have the shortcut for creating content in the center and Reels to the right.
Instagram has stated that although the Shop tab will be hidden from view, the functionality will still be available within the application. As a result of these modifications, the Instagram Shop tab will no longer be accessible. We’re still investing in shopping experiences that deliver the most value to users and merchants across the Instagram feed, Stories, Reels, ads, and more, so you can set up and manage your shop as usual.
Following the introduction of notes, Instagram introduced the “hacked” option to assist users with account issues. The company claims that this feature will become a go-to for customers to report and resolve issues.
“To support accounts that are experiencing access issues or may have been hacked, we created Instagram.com/hacked – a new, comprehensive destination people can rely on to report and resolve account access issues,” the message on Instagram’s announcement blog read.