Instagram has just dropped some *major* new features


By Bianca Mastroianni

It seems like Snapchat and Instagram are forever battling to have title of the best app, which is gr8 for us because it means they're being constantly updated. Yaaas!!

Today is Instagram's turn, announcing on their blog that three new features have landed.


Although boomerang isn't a new feature, it's just been made very easy to use.

Swipe right from your feed to open the stories camera, where there will be a new format picker under the record button. It allows you to select "Boomerang," mode.

E-A-S-Y!! You can share it to your story!!


This is pretty nifty.

You can now mention people in your story, just by '@'ing them in the text.

When someone taps the mention, they'll see a pop-up that takes them to that profile.

Direct notifications will be received when you're mentioned in somebody's story. If you're mentioned in someone's story that you don't follow, you'll see the notification in your message requests.

'See More' Links

A "See More," link will appear in some verified accounts stories. This is where people can add a link that could be related to their story. Sweet.