Photo sharing app Instagram has removed the IGTV icon from its app’s home screen. The main reason for removing it is that not many users were using it. IGTV’s standalone app was launched by the company in the year 2018. Poor reception of the IGTV button has also been a reason for the button to be removed. The company has reported that most people are looking for IGTV channels in Explore, Creators profile, and standalone IGTV apps through IGTV content preview. Due to this, it has been removed from the home screen.
The IGTV app has been downloaded by 7 million users out of over 1 billion Instagram users. If seen, if the response of the IGTV button is not good to the company, then this step of the company is right.
Earlier, Instagram rolled out a new feature. This is a recent Boomerang Stories feature. In this, users have been given options like SloMo, Echo and Duo. At the same time, if a report came a few days ago, a new feature is being tested for its desktop version. After this, users will be able to avail the facility of direct message from desktop as well as mobile. For this, the company has tweeted from its official Twitter account.
Instagram has said in the post that the company is testing direct messaging for the web. If this testing is successful, you can also read and reply to the message from the web. Along with the tweet, the company has also shared its desktop image. In such a situation, it can be assumed that this feature can be rolled out for users soon.