Instagram is internally testing a new feature called Frank Calls. and this unreleased feature was discovered by the technical genius Alessandro Paluzzi.
After introducing the “Separate Camera” option to users, Instagram will introduce this new feature through which users can share their explicit photos on the social media platform owned by Meta.
In a new Instagram feature that will allow the platform to attract more users, the user will be prompted to post a selfie using the Instagram app at any random moment. Later, the selected photo will be shared with his or her followers via Instagram Stories. Users will only have two minutes to upload a photo.
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What is Frank Challenges on Instagram?
Frank calls bear a striking resemblance to the photo-sharing app BeReal. BeReal was launched in 2020 and became popular among Gen Z users around June-July 2022.
The French social media app developed by Alexis Barriat has grown rapidly, with over 5 million downloads on the Playstore. Moreover, it is also compatible with Apple devices.
Instagram’s Candid Calls feature is said to be an adapted concept of quick photo sharing, where people can get a more realistic look at how they look at a particular moment.
While the feature hasn’t been officially launched, Alessandro Paluzzi has posted some screenshots showing that users will be prompted to take a picture and share it for two minutes at different times each day. What’s more, they can also add other people’s revelations to their story tray.
According to Paluzzi, users can only use the dual camera on the back of the phone to take candid shots.
The feature is an “internal prototype” and is not “externally tested,” meaning no user has access to Candid trials yet, Engadget said, citing an Instagram spokesperson.
How to use Candid Challenges on Instagram?
While the social media app hasn’t revealed anything yet, we can only speculate about the new Instagram feature by comparing and linking it to the BeReal app. Recall that there is still no external prototype for this function. Here’s how it might work:
What’s the idea behind explicit challenges on Instagram?
The first thing that comes to mind is the little problem Instagram is having with the BeReal app. Meta continues to add new features to improve the user experience. User experience aside, another reason for Instagram’s Candid Challenges feature could be body positivity. Since the photos will be posted randomly, they may not be as prepared or edited as we post in the posts.
Blatant Instagram Challenges: Who is Alessandro Paluzzi?
Based in Italy, Alessandro Paluzzi is a reverse engineering technology genius who provides users with constant information about technology, gadgets, non-fungible tokens and more. Alessandro Paluzzi’s top-notch analysis helps people make the right decision.
He has over 42,000 followers on Twitter and his bio states that he is a whistleblower, mobile developer, reverse engineer, anime and series fanatic, and developer of a page called WhatsApp Tweaks.
(Written by Zuhair Zaidi)