Instagram Adds Feature That Will Allow Users To Rage Shake Their Phones To Report A Problem

Instagram has introduced a new feature that will allow users to ‘Rage Shake’ their phones when they want to report a problem. The feature is available on both iOS and Android devices but can only be accessed by users in the US for now. The image-sharing service has also added improvements to image uploading which is only available on iOS devices for now – that make it easier for users to delete individual images from a carousel after it has been uploaded.


This information was made known by Adam Mosseri who is the Instagram Head. He stated that users would be able to quickly inform the company about any problems they may face on the app. The app already includes a problem reporting feature called “Did something go wrong?”, which users can access from the Settings menu.


He further states that the ‘rage shaking’ of a phone while using the app will bring up the problem reporting screen, making it easier to flag an issue on the app without digging through the settings menu.


It is worth noting that the ‘shake to report’ feature has been around for a while and is already supported by apps like Facebook where users can report technical issues with the app, along with a setting to turn off the feature.

Instagram now allows users to rage shake their phones to report a problem and also delete individual images from a carousel.


Snapchat also allows users to shake their phones to report an issue, and developers can also use software development kits (SDKs) to add the same functionality to their apps. As mentioned, the ‘Rage Shake’ feature is available for both Android and iOS users, but only in the US for the time being.


The second feature, which Mosseri calls ‘Carousel Deletion’ will allow users to remove images and videos from a carousel. While one would earlier have had to delete the post and upload it again, Carousel Deletion will allow them to delete individual images while leaving the rest of the content intact.

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