Instagram is currently testing a full-screen mode and a revised navigation bar for its feed to make content more discoverable and engaging.

According to Seine Kim, Meta's spokesperson, the test was made available to "a limited amount of people" and is part of the company's latest attempt to compete with TikTok in social video.

You can see almost all of the videos in your feed if you are a member of this group. However, the navigation bar will still be below them.

The description and buttons to comment or favourite the video will appear at the bottom. The Instagram logo and other top buttons will be floating above the top.

It has previously experimented with full-screen feeds. It tested a design that would highlight videos last month. However, the white bars at the top and bottom of the screen remained.

The main navigation bar at the bottom was also kept mostly unchanged. However, the company claims to be testing shortcuts to create a message or post there.

Instagram seems to be trying another tactic to compete with TikTok by creating an experimental UI.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated in a story about the test that photos are still important to Instagram and that they are working to make them more compatible with full-screen feeds.

However, Instagram's leadership made clear that images still don't have to be the app's main focus.

My colleague Alex Heath reported recently that Meta is changing the algorithms behind Instagram and Facebook feeds to make them more similar to TikTok.

This is to keep up with younger users' use of social media networks.