Instagram appears to be working on a school-based version of Stories that would only regroup content shared within a particular school.
Deep inside its code, Instagram shows details of a couple of new features dedicated to schools and colleges and student bodies. These snippets of hidden code were first spotted by renowned tipster Jane Manchun Wong.
It appears Instagram is currently building a school-based version of Instagram Stories for which only people within the school’s community would be able to contribute and view the content. These “school Stories” would be moderated and manually reviewed to keep the school community safe.
School Stories are manually reviewed:
"Only people in the <specific> community can see this. School stories are manually reviewed to make sure the community is safe." pic.twitter.com/XXITr1S1VB
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 5, 2018
Instagram has already been working on a new feature allowing students to add their schools to their profile. These connections would be verified, probably checking that the user has a school-specific email address.
Of course, just because snippets of code exist within Instagram’s app doesn’t mean the feature will ever come to life. But it certainly has been a trending topic over the past few months, that Facebook, and its platforms, are keen to look back on what made Facebook famous at first: a safe network for students.
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