June 25, 2022

What you need to know

  • Instagram is testing a new “TikTok-like” full-screen feed.
  • The move is said to put video “front and center” in the new layout and comes on the heels of a major rebrand of the IGTV service.
  • Both still images and videos will be incorporated into the new full-screen layout.

No matter how you feel about the current Instagram app’s layout, the latest UI update is going to change your mind about it. Instagram is currently testing a new full-screen feed that is said to “bring video more front and center.” If that sounds a lot like TikTok to you, then you aren’t alone.

A Meta spokesperson told The Verge that it wants its users to get more involved in making original video content and this latest redesign could help make video consumption more attractive for users. While many have been clamoring for a chronological feed so it’s easy to follow a proper timeline, this latest redesign might be the antithesis of those hopes. Instagram is only testing the new interface, though, so there’s no telling if and when it’ll roll out to users on a wider scale.