“Rage shake” your phone to report a problem, new feature by Instagram

Two new features has been added by Instagram to improve user experience, including a “rage shake” that will let users report a problem more quickly, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday.

If you’re using the app and it isn’t working as it’s supposed to, shake the phone while the app is open, and a pop-up screen will ask, “Did something go wrong?” with space for you to report the issue.

Mosseri said that rage shakes will help the company prioritize bugs and other things to fix in Instagram.

“Maybe Stories didn’t load, maybe the audio wasn’t working, maybe you just couldn’t upload a photo and it was just getting really getting you, really just pissing you off? Well now, you can literally shake the phone and a little option will come up that allows you to report a problem,” he noted.

As such, “Rage” is a strong word, specifically referring to “violent and uncontrolled anger,” according to Merriam-Webster, a Publishing Company. This move encourages users to shake their phones with rage, which could lead to unintentional accidents, such as a broken phone or an injured person.

This also brings us to the point where this can lead to broken phones, however, the insurance will not cover such an event, having the phone broken because of a shake.

Instagram’s rage shake feature is available on iOS and Android in the U.S. only. Carousel deletion is available on iOS and will come to Android soon.

In addition, the app has not worked many times for many people, so they proceed to open another app, such as Instagram’s feared rival TikTok, or do something else.

On the other hand, the other new feature Instagram displayed is what Mosseri described as “finally” feature: the ability to delete a single image from a photo holder, a matter users have been asking.

“You can now go and pick one that you don’t like — maybe you’re not that into it anymore,” he explained.

“When you have a photo carousel open in the app, go to the three dots menu at the top right, hit edit, swipe to the photo you want to get rid of, and you’ll see a delete icon in the top left that will let you remove it from the carousel,” he noted.

The carousel feature is iOS only for now, but all U.S. Instagram users can rage shake right away, regardless of platform.