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Instagram continues to work on new updates, following the current trends and the features of other non Facebook social media apps. In latest updates it has been reported that Instagram is working on a Redesigned UI thread for apps. The redesigning will allow users to pin chats on top of their chat list and even change the contact search option by allowing users to swipe down and directly search for their contacts instead of pressing the send button.
Popular app developer Alessandro Paluzzi even shared images of the redesigned user interface on his Twitter.

Furthermore, Instagram is constructing its personal model of Twitter’s Super Follow feature with a characteristic that will allow creators to publish “exclusive” content material to their Instagram Stories only accessible to their fans. The access could probably come with a subscription fee of a few types. Alessandro Paluzzi even shared images of this upcoming feature.

Source: Alessandro Paluzzi

According to TechCrunch; The screenshots, however, convey a lot about Instagram’s thinking, as they show a way that creators could publish what are being called “Exclusive Stories” to their accounts, which are designated with a different color (currently purple). When other Instagram users come across the Exclusive Stories, they’ll be shown a message that says that “only members” can view this content. The Stories cannot be screenshot, either, it appears, and they can be shared as Highlights. A new prompt encourages creators to “save this to a Highlight for your Fans,” explaining that, by doing so, “fans always have something to see when they join.

Source: Alessandro Paluzzi

Exclusive Stories are a part of Instagram’s broader plans for improved creator content monetization tools. However the feature is under work in progress (WIP) and Instagram has not shared any specific details about their plans.