Instagram now lets everyone create Telegram-like Channels

Jun 16, 2023

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Instagram now lets everyone create Telegram-like Channels

Jun 16, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Following the footsteps of Telegram, Instagram introduced broadcast Channels earlier this year. What started as a test is now available to a broader audience, as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself announced on his own Channel.

The global rollout of Channels has started, and perhaps you’ve already seen people creating theirs among your Instagram notifications (I sure have). Just like Telegram, Channels is a feature that allows creators to send one-way messages to their followers. They can react and participate in polls, but they can’t respond directly to the creator.

Instagram Channels will allow creators to share text updates, images, videos, and audio clips with their followers. They can invite others to join as collaborators (just like they can do in posts and live videos). For example, Zuckerberg recently engaged in a public chat with Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, on his Channel.

Other than Instagram, WhatsApp also has Channels now, and they were launched last week. But while the feature is now global on Instagram, it’s still a test on Meta’s other app, currently limited to only a few organizations. And yeah, you guessed it: Facebook and Messenger will also get Channels, although, for now, we don’t know exactly when.

[via Engadget]

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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3 responses to “Instagram now lets everyone create Telegram-like Channels”

  1. Bernie Welch III Avatar
    Bernie Welch III

    Instagram is turning into the Cheesecake Factory in regards to doing too much and just sticking to what made it great in the first place

  2. Vlad Moldovean - Visual Artist Avatar
    Vlad Moldovean – Visual Artist

    Oh, the platform where people used to see posts from people they followed now has a way for creators to push their posts into people’s DM because all people get in their feed are ads. In a way, this ain’t that bad, on the other hand, it’s ass-backward.
    Also, “everyone” is a bit o an exaggerating Romania creators dont have the feature at the time I’m writing this comment

    1. DIYPhotography Avatar
      DIYPhotography

      Vlad Moldovean – Visual Artist ha!