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Instagram to Add AR Exhibits From Smithsonian, Other Major Cultural Centers


If there is one industry that has actually ended up profiting in some way, shape or form from the pandemic that are all going through right now, it is the social media industry. People have been stuck at home due to lockdowns which has made them want to find other ways in which they can end up entertaining themselves, and the various social media platforms of the world have actually done a really good job of helping people feel less alone and experiencing some of the things that they might not have been able to enjoy because of the nature of the pandemic that we are all facing.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Instagram’s AR features have been especially useful in this regard. The social media platform is taking these AR lenses to a whole new level by partnering up with major cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, Versailles and Le Grand Palais so that people can visit them in AR form and see some of the exhibits that are currently being put up there.

A lot of people are going to be overjoyed about this because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to get over their inability to go on vacation this year. It also shows that people can receive a cultural education of sorts without leaving the comfort of their home, and it might even make it so that the future of this whole industry would change with far more people now being able to access these sorts of things than might have been the case otherwise. Instagram has taken a huge step here, and many other platforms like Snapchat are going to be scrambling to keep up.

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This post was written by Zia Muhammad and was first posted to Digital Information World



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