Get ready for good news Instagram fans.
As per social media code hacker Jane Manchun Wong:
One of the most requested features, Instagram is looking to add a new way to search through posted videos, enabling you to find specific moments.
Of course, most platforms already provide this functionality – as does Instagram itself on IGTV videos – but this new tool will make it easier to locate key points within uploaded content. It may not seem like a big deal, considering Instagram videos can only be 60 seconds long, but it will be a helpful addition, that’ll likely see significant use. If it’s actually rolled out, of course.
Instagram has kept a tight leash on content controls and options – you can only view one Instagram post at a time, for example (as opposed to swiping through each post from a profile), while you can’t include any links in your captions. As the platform expands, it’s looking to add in additional functionality to cater to user demand.
There’s no word from Instagram as to when, or if, this will be released, but given it’s now in the back-end, it’s likely close to seeing a proper roll out.