Instagram has started testing the Collabs feature that allows users to co-author a post and share likes. The photo and video sharing app is also letting users post feeds and reels from their desktops as part of an update.

The update will allow Instagram users to create posts, upload photos and videos using their web browser. The update will reportedly culminate on Thursday, says a report by Engadget. 

Posting Instagram updates from the web browser allows users to take full advantage of the desktop features as they create posts and reels.

Instagram started the testing that allows users to upload outside of the mobile app in June. That was the first time that users saw the long-requested feature enabled on their desktop.

Meanwhile, earlier in May, Alessandro Paluzzi, a mobile developer and reverse engineer, spotted the feature by using reverse engineering as he did with the other popular apps and posts on his profile. However, he also clarified that the feature was only an internal test back then.

Along with the update on the Instagram web version, the Facebook-owned platform also introduced the Collabs test feature.

With the Collabs test feature, a post or Reels can be owned and controlled by two authors. The uploading party only needs to invite another Instagram user to get involved with the uploaded post. The invitation can be done through the tagging screen.

The Collabs test feature enables the two co-authors’ see the post or reel. They will also be able to see the post’s view, engagements and comments.

However, the collaboration will only begin upon acceptance of the invite. Once the person accepts the invitation, both their accounts will appear on the header and content of the reel or feed.

Just like the Instagram on desktop, several users have also spotted the Collabs feature prior to Tuesday's launch. In July, the company started its small-scale global test.

Instagram is also adding a fundraiser option to the feed post. This allows a user to start a fundraiser with the creation button, TechCrunch reported.

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