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  • Instagram Alpha v47.0.0.0.40 possibly adds a new story ads editor for publishers

    Date: 18 May 2018
    Author: Alexey S

    Report Value: 100 %

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    Instagram Beta & Alpha Report

    Devices
    Google Pixel XL 2, Android 8.1.0; Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1

    UPDATE: This buttons appearing in the Stories highlights and are not related to ads in the end.

    Just got a push notification from my Instagram Alpha v47.0.0.0.40. It opened a story with two buttons "edit" and "publish" from @summerstarts☀️now

    Pressing "edit" crashed the app ☠️

    It looks like a Story ads editor was pushed to the wrong user. Did anyone see this before?

    Instagram already has a possibility to create story ads via Facebook Ad Manager but I am not sure if there was an in-app functionality for that. Additionally, action buttons don't have any styling which makes them look like an experimental feature.

    The same version also has a bug with scrolling in chats. The app crashes after scrolling the chat history in any chat all the time (Screenshot).