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Instagram launches ‘Co-Watching’ tool that lets quarantined users watch videos together

Instagram launches ‘Co-Watching’ tool that lets quarantined users watch videos together

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Released 8: 02 a.m. ET March 25,2020

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Instagram released a tool that makes scrolling through images more socially engaging at a time when users may need it most.

The social networking platform announced “Co-Watching” on Tuesday and the upgrade allows users to view Instagram content with their friends over video chat. The relocation was implied to assist users feel more connected as the coronavirus drives more individuals into momentary social seclusion.

In order to introduce the feature, you must start video chatting with a friend and then tap the photo icon at the bottom of the screen. A list of posts you have actually just recently liked will populate and you can choose which ones appear during the chat.

It resembles hosting a virtual watch celebration for pictures and videos posted on Instagram.

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Co-Watching gotten here as part of an effort to eliminate coronavirus misinformation from spreading on Instagram.

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The Facebook-owned app likewise included an educational alert at the top of search engine result which links users with details from World Health Organization resources. And the business included sticker labels that promote verifiable info from health authorities.

One sticker label called “Stay at home” encourages individuals to prevent crowded places.

Instagram is also aggressively removing posts that spread lies about COVID-19

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