UX experiment testing "Sticky icon for deleting comments" on Instagram(medium.com)

over 6 years ago from Vipul. Mishra, Maker & founder of Visual Inspector @CanvasFlip Inc

  • Alex GennetteAlex Gennette, over 6 years ago

    The prototype of the current Instagram UI is missing a pretty critical feature to teach people to learn to swipe, when a comment is tapped it 'bounces' to the left and reveals a portion of the delete button. This is a pretty fundamental part of teaching the interaction pattern and it seems like from the videos people tapped on the comments a fair amount but got no feedback. I'd be interested in the results if that slight tweak was made. I imagine it would still take users longer to delete comments but they would be able to easily learn the interaction.

    An alternative design to test that could be valuable would be to have the delete and replay buttons shown on tap of the comment, similar to how the Facebook app treats reporting.

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