Instagram’s enhanced sharing features will feel awfully familiar.
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(Pocket-lint) – Instagram has announced a number of improved sharing features and some of them will be instantly familiar to users of other well-known apps.
While Instagram has announced a handful of features, they’re all about sharing content in new ways, starting with Notes. This feature is very similar to WhatsApp status and allows people to add a short message to their profile which can be used to say how they are feeling and more.
When we say short, we mean it – Instagram limits notes to just 60 characters. The notes then appear at the top of your friends’ inbox and only for 24 hours. After that, they disappear.
Another tweak is actually a pair of features that are coming to Stories. For the first time, it’s possible to invite people to ‘Add Yours’ in Stories, while Candid Stories is another addition that will feel familiar. It’s like BeReal, and people get notifications to share “a candid” with their friends. Just like BeReal, candids are only visible to people who share them themselves, too.
Tell them what you really think
Share your thoughts with Notes – and see what your friends
Instagram (@instagram) December 13, 2022
Beyond all that, Group Profiles will soon make it possible to create and join groups of people under a single profile. Collaborative collections will also be a new way for people to connect with friends around a shared interest, we’re told. Users will then be able to save posts to a collaborative collection in a group or individual DM.
There’s a lot happening on Instagram right now and while most are available now, some are still in the testing phase. You can learn more about what Instagram is up to in the announcement post linked below.
Written by Oliver Haslam.