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.
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.