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Instagram is testing a new feature that lets college students using the app join their school's community and access a directory of their classmates, aimed at helping them connect with each other, according to CNBC.
Why it matters: Facebook, which owns Instagram, has been packing the photo-sharing app with features to appeal to young users and compete with Snapchat. So it's no surprise to see it experiment with some of Facebook's original features — college student directories — in Instagram. Go deeper: College chat app pulls a page from Facebook