Instagram has rolled out a new feature “Notes” which let users share their thoughts, ask questions, or post a quick status above their DM inbox.
The new feature appears to replicate Twitter’s microblogging style and it’s interesting to see the transformation of the most popular social media app from photo-sharing to a video, shopping, and live-stream platform.
Here is how to post an Instagram Note
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced the launch of “Notes” which are short posts of up to 60 characters for users to express their current thoughts, daily updates, or quotes.
Users can post a note by simply going to the top inbox, selecting the followers who follow back or people on their close friend list, and then writing and sharing a note. Notes will be displayed above the inbox for 24 hours, and replies will be shown as DMs.
Instagram plans to add new collaborative collections and group profiles in the future.
- Group Profiles is a new type of profile that will enable users to create and join this new type of profile to share posts and stories in an exclusively shared profile with friends. “Whenever you share content to a Group Profile, that content will only be shared with group members instead of your followers and will be posted on the Group Profile instead of your own.”
- Collaborative Collections is designed as a new way to connect users with people with similar interests as theirs by saving posts to a collaborative collection in their group or DMs. “You can start or add to a collaborative collection by saving a post directly from the feed or sharing a post with a friend via DM and saving it from there.”
The company is also testing “Candid” which is a new way for users and their friends to capture and share what they are doing in a story which is only visible to those who also share their own. Instagram Notes has rolled out to everyone worldwide, so users need to update their apps to share their thoughts, feeling, and more.
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