A new feature reportedly being tested allows student ‘grammers to join networks or special communities based on their school affiliation.
A CNBC report on Friday showed invites asking students to join university community lists and “connect with other students.” It’s supposed to be a tool for current students, so alumni groups can stick to LinkedIn and Facebook.
If you do join, you can add your university and expected graduation year to your profile — very reminiscent of early Facebook. Now it’s only optional to include education information on your Facebook profile.
We reached out to Instagram for more information about the new school-focused feature.
Other than both launching at the start of the school year, the new Instagram feature is nothing like the new Tinder U dating app, which allows college students to search for matches within a geo-located area as long as they have active .edu email addresses.
BY SASHA LEKACH
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