Peek: Instagram's new one-time photo sharing feature

Peek the new Instagram feature that shares photos only once

Peek is the new Instagram feature that allows you to share photos with the condition that it is viewed only once. This option is in the testing phase, but has been designed to compete with other social networks such as Snapchat and BeReal. Let's find out more details about this function and when it will be available to the general public.

What is Instagram Peek?

How Instagram Peek will work

Instagram is a social network with several publication formats and each of them has a duration on screen. For example, stories last 24 hours, but when content is shared in the feed, it stays there forever unless the user archives or deletes it.

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These contents that are published can be a photo in real time, with extra filters and other elements that alter reality. You can also upload previously edited photos or videos from the gallery.

This is – let's say – the essence of Instagram for a long time, but Meta wants to reorient the way users will interact on the social network. That's why he has developed Peek, a feature that allows people to upload a photo in real time, but without filters, without edits and no extras, completely natural and spontaneous. In addition, only photos taken with the mobile photo can be shared; That is, you cannot upload content from the gallery.

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Peek is a way to give realism to the photos that users share. Try to make them more authentic, real, exclusive and unique. The news has been shared by Alessandro Paluzzi, a renowned technology researcher, who normally leaks new developments. On his X account he has published a couple of photos comparing the Quick Snap function of Snapchat versus Peek of Instagram. Here the message:

At the moment, Peek is a Meta prototype and there is no set release date. A testing and training phase will continue to see how users' emotions flow with this new function. Especially at a time when Instagram has lost the interest of some users who have gone to other social networks as an alternative. What do you think of this new option that the Meta developers are working on?

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