New reports from Research Institutes are showing that Facebook has lost nearly 17 million of its users since 2017. The interesting thing about this is that the large majority of those users have switched to Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook. Instagram has a monthly active user base of more than one billion people and the reason why this app’s popularity has skyrocketed during the last years is because the developers are constantly introducing new features.
The most popular feature that Instagram introduced is called Stories and Instagram’s statistics revealed that more than 400 million people have used the Stories feature in the first month since it was launched. Talking about cool Instagram features, users should be happy to know that there is a way to access them ahead of everyone else.
Instagram Beta Program
The only way to receive access to Instagram’s coolest features ahead of everyone else is to enroll in the beta program. The beta program is open to anyone and all Instagram users can enroll in less than five minutes. To make things even better, the only thing that users need to do in exchange for the privilege of accessing unreleased features is to provide the developers with feedback.
Instagram 188.8.131.52.105 (145450) Beta APK
The latest beta update for Instagram sports the 184.108.40.206.105 (145450) version number and it’s available in the form of APK. This update format stands for “Android Package Kit” and therefore, it can only be installed on Android powered smartphones.
Moreover, Instagram users interested in installing APK updates are required to enable the “Unknown Sources” option which can be found in the Settings panel of their smartphones.
Instagram users who are enrolled in the beta program should be pleased to know that this latest APK update improves the app’s overall performances by introducing a handful of software tweaks. Even though the update might not introduce any cool feature, it does make up for that by making the app run smoother than usual.