Instagram is replacing swipe-up gesture with link Stickers – Eagles Vine

NEW DELHI: Instagram was reportedly getting rid of the swipe gesture to access links in Stories. The company has now started replacing the gesture feature with stickers. According to a report by 9to5mac, Instagram has started to notify users that the swipe-up gesture to access links is going away and will be replaced by link stickers instead.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has also revealed that Instagram is getting rid of the swipe-up gesture. On the other hand, YouTuber Sam Sheffer has also shared a message received by some users on the Instagram app. The notification received by users read, “Swipe up links will soon be stickers. Starting August 30, swipe up links will go away. To add a link to your story, use the new link sticker.”
Instagram has also said that the link stickers will be only available for users with more than 10k followers or that are verified by the platform with a blue checkmark. With the introduction of this new ‘link sticker’ option, it appears that users will be able to put out the stickers that have links embedded anywhere in the story. Users will also be able to select from a range of stickers as well.
Last month, it was reported that Instagram has started testing a new feature that will put ads on its Shop tab. Instagram introduced the Shops tab last year as part of its efforts to expand into the e-commerce space.
According to a report by TechCrunch, the new advertising feature will include ads that will either involve a single image or a carousel of them. Initially, only some of the advertisers will have access to it first, but the company will slowly expand the feature.

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