What is the new Instagram Notes feature and how do I use it?
Instagram, a social media platform, has unveiled a number of new features for Android users. In an official blog post, Meta, the parent service of Instagram, announced that it is introducing Notes, Candid Stories, and Group Profiles, giving its users more ways to stay in touch with their friends and family using various formats.
A new way to express yourself on the platform is through Instagram’s new “Notes” feature. Users have the option of sharing anything they want via text (up to 60 characters) and emojis. You need to go to your inbox, choose any of your followers or close friends, and post it in order to use the Instagram Notes feature. Responses from viewers will show up in DMs. It’s a clever idea to send a brief message to several friends.
However, you won’t receive a notification when a friend posts a Note; you’ll need to check your Inbox to see it. You’ll need to check frequently because Notes vanish after 24 hours. Sending individual notes is not possible unless you only have one “close friend” (more on this below).
“Candid Stories” is another intriguing feature that Meta added to the app. This feature will prompt users to take a picture of what they are doing right now while it is still in testing. Only those who also share their own Candid Stories will be able to see the candid photos. You can disable this feature under Settings if you don’t like it. According to Meta, Candid Stories will soon be available on Facebook.
Instagram now offers “Group Profiles,” where users can sign up and share posts and stories with their friends. Only the group will have access to this group’s content; your followers will not. By tapping the plus (+) sign and choosing Group Profiles, you can make a new Group Profile.
Additionally, Instagram is currently testing a feature called “Collaborative Collections” that will let users connect with friends “over their shared interests by saving posts to a collaborative collection in your group or 1:1 DMs.”