Back in June 2018, Instagram, the most popular photo-sharing cum social networking platform introduced a new IGTV button on the app. This is a section where users can explore long videos in a vertical position. The same IGTV button has now been removed from the Instagram app.
You would be amazed to know the reason behind the removal of this IGTV button from the app. Facebook-owned company has removed this icon or button from the app because only a few users of the platform are using it. Yes, the IGTV button or the section is hardly used by the Instagram users as they are busy with posting Instagram Stories.
The IGTV icon or button is located on the upper right corner of the main home screen of the Instagram app. According to various reports, Instagram is removing this icon from the app due to the limited use of the button by the users.
According to the company’s spokesperson, very few people are clicking on to the IGTV section or watching the IGTV videos. Furthermore, the company’s spokesperson has also added the aim of Instagram is to provide a simple platform to the users. Since the feature is not used by the users, it is not necessary to keep the icon of it there on the main home screen.
As per the feedbacks received from the real users and from the community members, the company has decided to remove the IGTV button from the home screen of the main app.
Well, only the IGTV icon is removed by the company but those of you who want to explore the IGTV section on Instagram can go to the home feed and can watch the desired IGTV from there. The company has just removed the icon of the IGTV section from the home screen, but the actual section is there as it is!
The number of users of the main IGTV app is decreasing day by day. It’s unclear whether the app survives more years or not. We will get to know more about the same in the coming years.
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