Instagram could soon let users geofence their posts and stories, very much like it works on Facebook Pages.
The new feature could be on its way to Instagram soon – and while we’re not sure when it would be rolled out as it is hidden within Instagram’s code – it is pretty awesome.
Geofencing Posts And Stories
This new feature – spotted by Jane Manchun Wong – allows users to limit their posts and stories to specific countries, very much like it’s done by Facebook Pages already. The “Choose Locations” setting appears within a post’s Advanced Settings and Story Controls with an explanation below reading:
“You can select specific countries where your content will be visible.”
The second screen shows a “Choose Locations” toggle where one can select one or multiple countries for the content to be visible.
Instagram is testing geofencing posts and stories.
It allows creators to limit the specific countries where their content will be visible. pic.twitter.com/rRE24BPnkj
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 20, 2018
A feature like this makes a lot of sense for creators who have local followings, and who may only target specific markets. The same would apply to businesses that want to retain a localised approach to their Instagram presence.
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