Instagram trials new user tagging feature in videos

Andy Boxall

In App Business. September 12, 2018

Instagram will soon add a new feature where users can be tagged in videos, and not just in photos, according to a report by Techcrunch. Users tagged in the video will appear in a list at the tap of a button.

Everything from people to products can be tagged in an Instagram photo, a feature first introduced in 2013, and adding video tagging makes sense after Instagram’s increased focus on video.

First spotted by an Instagram user and subsequently confirmed as a test feature by Techcrunch, it is currently available only on selected mobile devices, and not the desktop site. Instagram did not say when or if video tagging would see a wider release.