Instagram’s long-form video hub, IGTV, has unveiled a trio of new features today that will enable creators to make their videos viewable as a series.
The update includes: the ability to turn on notifications for clips within an IGTV series; an organizational tool that will allow creators to add a series title badge to videos (so that they’re differentiated from standalone IGTV videos); and a ‘continued viewing’ feature, which will automatically play the next episode in a series after the previous installment concludes.
Instagram says that several creators are already making use of the features, including Black-ish and Grown-ish actress Yara Shahidi (pictured above with her series, Unguided), former Team 10 star Kade Speiser, and veteran lifestyle vlogger Ingrid Nilsen.
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In order to activate the new features, creators can simply tap the ‘Add To Series’ option on their IGTV videos, and then add a mandatory series title (accompanied by an optional description). If a series has already been created, Instagram notes, creators can add episodes to the existing project — and similarly, creators can also delete videos from series by tapping on that video, and then selecting the ‘Remove From Series’ option on the workflow menu.