It should be mentioned here that Instagram does have this feature for videos to IGTV, but for some strange reason, it was not enabled for people’s regular Instagram feeds.
Instagram is forever evolving, the app is now testing out adding a new ‘seek bar’ to videos which are posted on feeds, which will give the users the basic amount of control over playback on videos.
This feature was discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, and will allow you to skip forward to a point in the video which you want to watch without having to watch the entire video or restart the video from the beginning. Now, this is not something new, this feature has been available with every other video player has allowed you to do since forever.
It should be mentioned here that Instagram does have this feature for videos to IGTV, but for some strange reason, it was not enabled for people’s regular Instagram feeds. And, just to calm things down, this feature is not part of videos which are posted as part of an Instagram story.
Now, this feature is quite similar to the editing option available on Twitter, people have been asking for these features since a long time and even though, Twitter is still not rolling out the editing feature, Instagram has catered to the need at last.
This comes even as there is news that Facebook-owned photo-messaging app will be rebranding itself to include the parent company’s name to its own.
“Instagram will have a new branding called ‘Instagram from Facebook’,” reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Thursday along with a screenshot of the re-branded name.
This could be an extrapolation to what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had planned a couple of months ago – which was to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook into a unified platform. The unified platform would have a collective user base of over 2.6 billion people and Zuckerberg has already set his sights on communication across the apps.