Alessandro Paluzzi, a tech leaker, claims that Instagram is experimenting with a new feature that allows users to link a song to their account, closely evoking the heyday of MySpace. In order to avoid going extinct as Facebook and Tumblr did or passing fads like Clubhouse, famous social networks like TikTok’s reels and BeReal’s back-to-back selfies were utilized. However, it appears that IG has ran out of ideas and is forced to go back to the beginning of everything: MySpace. IG users will be allowed to play music on their sites, which may be seen under the bio section, according to Paluzzi’s Twitter report: Currently, music is not being played, but that may change before the official release, he added, providing photos of how the new feature will be displayed. “That’s where your chosen song will be shown in your bio on #Instagram,” he tweeted, attaching the screenshots. Simply select “edit profile” to bring up the “music” menu, where you can select the song and, if you’d like, add a caption.
The new feature has not yet been officially announced by Instagram, but a few weeks ago it was reported that the social media platform was testing another feature called “IG Candid Challenges,” which is eerily similar to the core idea of BeReal, a mobile application that has been dubbed the anti-Instagram for its emphasis on more “authentic” posts by requiring users to take double-sided selfies every day at an arbitrary time. Similar to Musical.ly, TikTok copied another app’s functionality by introducing the “Now” feature. It is obvious that social networks are at a pivotal juncture in their development, both in terms of what they are and how they are used. It is obvious that social networks are at a pivotal juncture in their development, both in terms of what they are and how they are used. Instagram underwent a change that was met with clamor in August when Adam Mosseri announced that the platform would now be more “video friendly.” This announcement unleashed the wrath of platform heavyweights like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Chiara Ferragni in an effort to halt what appears to be inevitable: the demise of Instagram as we know it.