dearJulius.com Write For Us

Instagram is inviting college students to join new groups organized by school

SHARE:

© Provided by CNBC   US-IT-FACEBOOK-INSTAGRAM-FEED

By Sara Salinas, CNBC

Instagram is testing a new feature to group student users by college community in another move to make the photo-sharing app more like the flagship Facebook app from its parent company.

[post_ads]Instagram users are prompted to join a college community and "connect with other students." Opting in adds a user's university and graduating year — selected by the user from predetermined options — to their profile and grants access to class-based lists of other students who've opted into the community.

You can direct message or watch a user's public Story directly from the community lists.
© Provided by CNBC

Instagram has become Facebook's way to attract younger users. It's spent a lot of time mimicking popular features from its main rival Snapchat, including adding features like Stories and longer videos through IGTV. Appealing to the college crowd not only hearkens back to Facebook's roots as a social network for college students, but could also help draw in more young adults.

Instagram verifies a student using information people have publicly shared about their university, the accounts they follow and other connections they have.
[post_ads_2]
Although the communities are intended for current students, it's not perfect. The app prompted one CNBC reporter to join a college community for the correct alma mater, but register as an active student despite not being one.

The company told CNBC the test is in early phases and there are tools to report inappropriate usage.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

AI,3,Amazon,1,Apple,5,Emoji,1,Facebook,17,Games,35,Google,7,Instagram,6,Science,205,Security,4,Social Media,24,Tech,242,Technology,1157,Tesla,5,Twitter,4,
ltr
item
Technology - U.S. Daily News: Instagram is inviting college students to join new groups organized by school
Instagram is inviting college students to join new groups organized by school
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VZr_jT_Ckz8/W4OX5H2hgTI/AAAAAAAAamM/Qx60AHJloB09EjJA-7DMXVk1daFhQd7JgCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VZr_jT_Ckz8/W4OX5H2hgTI/AAAAAAAAamM/Qx60AHJloB09EjJA-7DMXVk1daFhQd7JgCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Technology - U.S. Daily News
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/instagram-is-inviting-college-students.html
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/instagram-is-inviting-college-students.html
true
4191228214535516123
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy