Instagram has a new set of features for you, mainly for Stories and DMs. The social media app now has Candid Stories, which works on the premise of the BeReal app, among other things. See what’s new on Instagram.
Added new Instagram features
Instagram is testing Candid Stories, which lets you post a story of the “real” moment and is shown to those who also post a candid message. Just as it happens in the popular BeReal app, you get daily notifications to post a candid story. The notification can also be turned off and you can just post one through the Stories camera.
This feature, which was previously rumored, allows you to take a photo or a video using both the rear and front camera. Candid Stories is also being tested for Facebook Stories soon and should all be reached in a while.
Another feature rolling out is Notes. The feature, inspired by Twitter, will let you post disappearing text and emojis (up to 60 characters). The option to add notes appears at the top of the DM section. You can share them with the people you follow or with your close friends. People can also comment on your notes.
For those who don’t know, Instagram previously tested the feature in selected regions, including India. Instagram says: “In testing, we learned that people like having a lightweight, easy way to share what’s on their minds and start conversations. From asking for recommendations to sharing what they’re up to, Notes gives people a casual and spontaneous way to express themselves and connect with each other.“
The ‘Add Yours’ sticker for Instagram Stories is also getting a new update, allowing others to join and invite more people by selecting the ‘Pass it on’ option.
Instagram also introduces Group profiles to share posts and stories in a shared profile with friends. This type of post will only be shared with the group members and not the followers. The messages also appear in a separate group profile. In addition, Collaborative Collections is a new feature, which allows you to save messages with friends in a group or individual chats.
All these new Instagram features will gradually reach you. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.