Ever since Instagram has become more popular than Facebook there have been many issues in terms of usability, I believe this doesn’t allow the content on Instagram to be accessed to the best of its ability. By utilizing features from both Facebook and Myspace I believe there is room to make this an even more powerful social tool.
Some things that I wish that could be done on Instagram are:
Zooming on Photos –
I understand zooming could cause glitching to the application and videos would be able to, but sometimes images appear too small to know what your looking at.
Allow More Than One Link in Bio –
Sometimes businesses have more than one link they would like to connect you to even if its just your twitter, and right now that isn’t possible to do.
Allow Accessible Links in Comments –
This would probably get tricky but this would open up Instagram so much more and make it more like the Facebook we know and love.
Explore Multiple Hashtags at Once –
Because of the billions of hashtags that have been created, our search of that one hashtag isn’t very powerful. Another way this could be improved could be hashtag suggestions that pop up when your tagging a photo or video clip.
One way I think Instagram can respect the good times of Myspace is to personalize your page with different pre-made backgrounds and text color, perhaps even change the typeface of your display name.
These ideas made me think of the future of social media and how we can make this thing (even if its not Instagram) more integrated to our individual needs and interests.
Please comment your thoughts on this topic, if you disagree, or if you have anything to add.