Instagram has announced that it would be introducing a variety of new features to make it simpler for users to interact with their friends and followers on the picture and video sharing website. The Meta owned app has introduced additional features, such as notes, open tales, group profiles, collaborative collections, and more.
Users may update their friends using text and emoji utilizing the notes function, and responses will come in the form of direct messages (DMs) in the user's inbox. The firm published a blog post announcing the new features on Tuesday.
Users can write a brief post with text and emoji that is up to 60 characters long using the first function, notes. Users can also pick the followers they follow back or other people from their present "Close Friends" list from the top of their inbox to share comments with.
When finished, it will, like an Instagram story, be shown at the top of their friends' inboxes for 24 hours. Users will be having access to their DMs to check the responses to their messages. According to Instagram, the notes function will provide users a casual and unplanned approach to engage with their friends and followers. Through the new "add your nomination" function, which you can access by pressing the "pass it on" button, users will also nominate their friends to take part in "Add Yours" on stories.
Candid Stories Feature
Instagram's candid stories feature, on the other hand, enables users to take a candid shot with the stories camera and share the live action with their friends and followers. Only people who additionally share their own open narrative will be able to see it.
Group Profiles Feature
A similar feature that Meta is exploring for Facebook also looks to be influenced by the BeReal app, which is becoming more well-liked worldwide. The Meta-owned site has also launched a feature called group profiles that lets users set up and join a profile to exchange content with their friends in a special, shared group. Users won’t be able to share outside the group.
Additionally, the app is testing a new feature called collaborative collections that allows users to interact with one another through common interests.