Surprise! Instagram silently added a new feature dubbed Notes

Instagram just added this text-based feature to its photo-sharing platform. How does it work? Know everything here.

| Updated on: Sep 29 2022, 21:14 IST
7 Instagram features that you must try- from knowing who is Online to sending silent messages
1/7 Know who is online on Instagram: Once you open the app, at the top of your inbox, you can see who is free to chat at that moment, helping you find serendipitous opportunities to connect with friends. (Pixabay)
2/7 Send silent messages: Send messages without notifying friends late at night or when they’re busy by adding “@silent” in your message. Now you can reach out without worrying about sending unwanted notifications. (REUTERS)
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3/7 Reply while you browse: Receive a new message while you are browsing your feed? You can now reply without going to your inbox and losing your place. This new feature makes it that much easier and more convenient to chat while on the app. (Pixabay)
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4/7 Quickly send to friends: You can reshare interesting content without interrupting your Instagram experience. By tapping and holding the share button, you can effortlessly reshare posts to your closest friends. (AP)
5/7 Keep it on the lo-fi: Feeling chill? Try the new lo-fi chat theme to make your conversations feel more personal. (Reuters)
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6/7 Create a poll with your squad: Deciding where to go to dinner or what time to meet up? Instagram is bringing one of Messenger’s most beloved group chat features on the app so you can create a poll directly in your group chat. (Unsplash)
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7/7 Play, pause, and re-play: Enabled by integrations with Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify coming soon, you can now share a 30-second preview of that song you just can’t get out of your head, and your friends can listen directly from your chat. (Pixabay)
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Instagram Notes feature lets users share their thoughts in 60 characters. (Unsplash)

Instagram has been actively busy adding a host of new features throughout this month. From the ability to share YouTube Music to Instagram, updated UI with no Shop tab, to a new monetization tool for creators, the social media platform has introduced quite a few new features. Along with this, in a big surprise, Instagram has silently added a new interesting feature, which left the users bewildered! It is called "Notes" and can be found on top of the DM window.

What is the new feature and how does it work? Instagram just got this text-based feature which turns out to be an option for users to share what's on their minds with their friends. However, here you will only have 60 characters to do so, basically, it is like leaving a short note with your contacts. Once you leave a note, it will be visible hovering above your display picture under the direct message (DMs) tab.

The best part is that if you have updated your Instagram app to the latest version, then you will find this feature already available in your DMs tab without any process to enable it. However, this comes with the sad news that, in case you didn't like this feature, there is no way, for now, to disable the Notes feature from your app. Sounds interesting? Know how to share Instagram Notes with your followers.

How to add an Instagram Note for your friends

  • Of course, first of all, open your Instagram app and move ahead to the DM tab.
  • Now, tap on the ‘Your Note' button which will open up a new page that lets you add a new note.
  • Once you type your note, it will be available for 24 hours for your followers and they will be able to reply to it.
  • You also get an option to choose with whom you want to share the note such as “Followers you follow back” or “Close friends.”

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First Published Date: 29 Sep, 21:14 IST