Instagram invites users to ‘rage shake’ their phones — Analysis

Instagram wants to channel anger by creating a feature that lets users report problems on the app simply by shaking their phone.

“Have you ever used Instagram and it wasn’t working like it was supposed to? It was just really getting you… really just pissing you off?” Instagram’s head Adam Mosseri asked his followers in a clip uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday.

Well, precisely for infuriating situations like that, the platform has developed a feature it’s calling “rage shake,”He declared.

A special form will appear on your screen if you shake your phone. It allows you to report any issues, such as missing photos or audio, instantly.

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You can even let your hair down in the form. “all the emotions and feels you’ve got going on,”Mosseri insists, assuring Instagrammers of a prompt resolution.

According to him, Instagram can improve its bug-fixing procedures by leveraging their feedback. He described the option as “a” “hidden gem,”It is currently only available in the US on iOS and Android.  

To demonstrate this feature, Instagram’s boss gently shakes his cellphone. However, it’s likely upset users may well end up rage-shaking with a good deal more passion, which could increase the risk of a gadget being damaged, or their owner or even a passerby being struck should the phone fly out of their hand.

Mosseri also didn’t advise the public what to do with their rage over media revelations about alleged shady practices by Instagram and the platform’s owner, Facebook.

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, recently released a collection of documents that included an internal 2020 study which reported that Instagram had caused many young people to have mental health problems and suicide thoughts. But, the platform continued operating as usual despite these findings. The study was only reported in September.

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