In this week’s Platform Five: Introducing the new Instagram camera

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What’s changed in the last seven days? What does it mean?

Instagram is rolling out a new, personalised, camera, Tinder is working on in-app video chats and Twitter now lets you rethink replies before sending them.

Let’s take a look at these changes in more detail.

Introducing the new Instagram camera

Instagram is rolling out a new camera that has a new level of personalisation. Aside from clearer navigation between ‘Live’ and ‘Story’ and easier access to tools, the new camera will learn from you as you use it. It will order the tools based on what you use most for faster access.

Learn more here.

Tinder is working on in-app video chatting capabilities

Our lives are continuing to move online as we stay home and social distance, and that includes our dating lives. The team at Tinder are working to build an in-app video chat which is pencilled in to be launched later this year. This comes after Tinder reveals that they’ve seen “all-time highs” in the number of daily swipes since the pandemic began.

Find out more here.

Twitter now lets you rethink replies before sending them

If you’ve ever been on Twitter, you’ll probably have come across an argument or two. That’s why Twitter is running a test on iOS that asks users to rethink their reply if they pick up that it contains harmful language. The new feature is part of an effort to reduce the amount of abuse that happens on the platform.

Read more here.

Tumblr is removing millions of reblogs from suspended accounts

Tumblr has received pressure in the past to review how it deals with hate speech on the platform, particularly relating to hate speech from Nazis and white supremacist groups. While blogs that fall into those categories have been suspended, Tumblr is now going through and removing 4.4 million reblogs of the hateful content from the platform.

Learn more here.

Instagram is testing new ways to navigate the Stories feed

After a discovery by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram has confirmed that they are testing new ways for people to navigate through their Stories stream. The current test would allow users to slide the Story they’re watching down to reveal a navigation bar that users could swipe through and easily switch between Stories.

Find out more here.

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