Ever since social media entered in our lives, it seems that we just can’t live without it. After all, from connecting with people you haven’t seen for so many years to keep updated about what is happening in the world, social media has been changing a lot of our habits. Nevertheless, Instagram and social media are also changing themselves. From the demographics to privacy concerns, there are a lot of changes already in place. However, we are expecting a lot more changes in the next decade for both Instagram and social media in general.
So, what can you actually expect from Instagram and social media in the next 10 years?
#1: More Variety Of Posts:
Just a couple of years ago, it wasn’t very common to see social media users posting videos. However, videos have been replacing traditional word posts or image posts. In our opinion, the trend won’t stop here. We believe that the audio is the next step but, more importantly, we believe that during the next decade we will see a blend of the different kinds of posts.
#2: Groups Separation:
While this may not be exactly new since Google Plus already tried something similar, the reality is that having a clear group separation on Instagram and social media is crucial. After all, this won’t only allow you to see only the posts that you are interested in reading as well as you can easily separate the people who follow you in different groups. Just think about it. For many people, it just doesn’t make sense to share the same things with co-workers and with family and close friends. So, with this groups separation, you would have a group for each. You would still be able to connect with them all but in a different way, and with different dm messages just like you do in person.
#3: A Step Back To The Past:
One of the things that you may not know or remember is that the main goal of some social media platforms was to form and maintain friendships. This was the case with Facebook bit also of MySpace. Nevertheless, social media platforms evolved and they are now more a vehicle to communicate big events or have major announcements than to simply just share a photo of your kids growing. So, we believe that social media will move a step back and instigate their users to share personal photos and posts.
#4: More Privacy Concerns:
Even though there have been important changes to privacy within Instagram and social media, the reality is that these concerns have been increasing. So, we are expecting that social media continue to make updates on their privacy policies throughout the years.
#5: Open To Testing And More Testing:
One thing is for sure: things are always changing and this includes social media. Nevertheless, up until now, changes have been a bit slow. We are expecting to see a lot of changes that can improve the way you use social media. From organizing your layout as you like to manage your contacts in multiple ways, and even when you want to ask someone to be your friend.
Overall, we are expecting that Instagram and social media to realize what their users are looking for and that they are faster implementing these changes. While we have already seen some of them, the reality is that we expect to see a lot more being implemented in the next 10 years.