Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo messaging app is testing a seek-bar for shorter videos. This will allow users to drag the cursor to watch specific parts of the videos. This function is already offered on IGTV videos that is being tested for 60-second videos that is upload on their accounts to make locating desired parts of the videos easier for followers.
The test feature was discovered by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong who tweeted a clip of Instagram video with the seek-bar on top of the video on Thursday. Instagram hasn't disclosed any details about the official rollout of the feature yet.
Since the launch, Instagram hasn't disclosed any details about the official rollout of the feature yet and ever since the launch, the photo messaging app has kept a tight leash on content control and other options on its platform.
The platform doesn't allow any links on the captions and lets users view one post at a time in comparison to swipe via each post on the profile.
According to the Social Media Today report, the platform is expanding and is incorporating additional functionalities to provide to user demands.
Instagram recently launched a beta version of its in-app shopping feature called 'Checkout with Instagram' that will start in the US, which will allow users to buy products tagged in the images or videos without leaving the platform.