Images to be an essential a part of Instagram
Mosseri mentioned that the social media platform will proceed to “lean” into movies however it nonetheless values pictures. “Photos will always be a part of Instagram,” he mentioned.
He additionally defined that Instagram has tried to strike the proper steadiness between pictures and movies. “We’ve since balanced, so things like how often someone likes photos versus videos and how often someone comments on photos versus videos are roughly equal, which is a good sign that things are balanced,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that if folks see extra video content material on Instagram then that’s as a result of movies are “what’s driving overall engagement more.”
Images, nonetheless, will all the time be an essential a part of Instagram, Mosseri reiterated. “There are always going to be people who love and are interested in finding photos on Instagram and elsewhere. And I want to make sure that we’re very clear about that,” he added.
Instagram has centered — and invested — closely in Reels with a purpose to tackle the stiff competitors that has emerged from TikTok within the final couple of years. Even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta, had admitted that TikTok’s dominance had made the corporate make fairly a couple of modifications.