Instagram is testing virtual communities for college students

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Once they’re in, they’ll be able to see lists arranged by members’ classes, so they can find other people from the same year. They’ll also be able to see members’ public Stories from within those lists. Instagram is definitely the right venue to target the demographic, considering teens aren’t that fond of Facebook anymore. But the platform will have to work on the feature a bit more to make sure nobody uses it creep on users. CNBC says one of its reporters was prompted to join the community for their alma mater as a current student even though they don’t go there anymore. Instagram will likely address bugs like that in the development phase before it officially releases the feature if it ever decides to do so.

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