Instagram, Give The Swipe-Up Feature To Everyone So Protesters Can Share Resources

published 04.06.2020 06:10

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Unfortunately, as of right now, the feature is reserved for specific types of Instagram users: those who have more than 10,000 followers or are verified.

But under the current circumstances, the swipe-up feature could be a powerful tool for quickly sharing links to activist organizations, reading materials, news stories, and more — regardless of someone's follower count.

Of course, it's easy to see why Instagram is being cautious, since not all users will use the links with good intentions.

But perhaps to start, Instagram can only allow links to certain organizations and fundraising sites.

It specifically calls on Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri (who remains quiet on the matter) to "give every user on Instagram an opportunity to amplify voices of the silenced by letting accounts of all follower numbers share swipe-up links to their Instagram stories."