Instagram is creating a “Mix” characteristic that creates a personal feed of Reels advisable for you and a pal. The corporate instructed For Millionaires on Friday that the characteristic is an inner prototype and isn’t being examined externally.

The characteristic was first noticed by reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, who repeatedly discovers social media options in growth forward of their official launch. Based on a screenshot posted on X by Paluzzi, a Mix would come with “Reels suggestions primarily based on Reels you’ve shared with one another and your Reels pursuits.”

In different phrases, should you invited a pal to a “Mix,” Instagram would generate a customized feed of Reels that it believes the 2 of you’ll be involved in. Mix seems to be considerably just like Spotify’s performance of the identical title, which launched in 2021 and permits two individuals to mix their favourite songs into one shared playlist.

The screenshot signifies that Blends could be personal between you and the opposite consumer and that you’d be capable of depart a Mix at any time. Instagram didn’t share any particular particulars concerning the characteristic and whether or not Blends would constantly replace with new suggestions or if they might be up to date after a sure period of time.

The characteristic is designed to make it attainable for customers to find new Reels collectively, which might be a method for Instagram to spice up Reels’ discovery and watch time. Since individuals already ship one another Reels by way of DMs, Instagram would now be utilizing that information to proactively suggest and show Reels that it believes a pair of customers would get pleasure from.

As with all different prototype, it’s unknown when or if Instagram plans to launch the characteristic externally.

If launched, Mix would give Instagram Reels customers entry to a enjoyable and collaborative characteristic that isn’t obtainable on its rival platform, TikTok. Although the 2 merchandise are fairly comparable, the introduction of “Mix” may give Instagram a slight aggressive edge over TikTok, albeit a small one contemplating TikTok continues to largely dominate the short-form video market.