Instagram announces “rage shake” feature for reporting problems

On Wednesday, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri cheerfully announced the platform’s new “rage shake” feature on Twitter, claiming that it will allow users to report problems with the app with a simple shake. Mosseri stated that rage shakes will assist the company in prioritizing bugs and other issues on Instagram.

“Have you ever used Instagram and it just wasn’t working like it was supposed to?” Mosseri asked in a tweet. “Maybe Stories didn’t load, maybe the audio wasn’t working, maybe you just couldn’t upload a photo and it was just getting really getting you, really just pissing you off? Well now, you can literally shake the phone and a little option will come up that allows you to report a problem.”

Mosseri also revealed a new carousel deletion feature. He referred to this as a “finally feature,” or a feature that users have been clamoring for and that should have been available sooner. Instead of deleting entire carousels because of a single bad photo, Instagram will now allow users to delete a single photo that “maybe you’re not into” any longer. (Read: Instagram may add likes to Stories, and moderators to Lives)

To delete individual photos on their carousels, users can simply click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your carousel, select “edit” (not “delete”), and swipe to the photo you want to delete. Then, on the upper left-hand side of that photo, click the little delete button.

Instagram’s new rage shake feature is currently only available on iOS and Android, but only for users in the United States. When it’ll be rolled out to the rest of the world is currently unknown. Meanwhile, carousel deletion is currently available on iOS and will be available soon on Android.

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