A number of new features have been added to Instagram in order to make it easier for users to communicate with their friends in real life. In addition, Instagram has also launched a new feature called Instagram Notes, which allows users to update their friends only using text and emojis, offering a new format for sharing social updates beyond the images and videos that are the platform’s most prominent features.
A new sharing feature has been introduced on Instagram, called Notes, as well as Group Profiles
There is a new way to share ideas and see what your friends are up to with Instagram Notes. A note is a short piece of writing consisting only of text and emojis that can be up to 60 characters long. To leave a note, users simply go to the top of their inbox, select followers who follow them back, or people on their Close Friends list, and the note will be displayed at the top of their inbox for 24 hours. You will receive replies to notes in your inbox as direct messages (DMs).
There are also a number of other new features coming to Stories, which will allow you to share with groups in new ways. Add Yours nominations allow users to invite friends to participate in a prompt by tapping “pass it on” when they see a prompt that reminds them of that friend. Candid Stories is a new way for users and their friends to capture and share what they’re doing right now in a story that’s only visible to those who also share their own.
Group Profiles allow people to create and join this new type of profile to share posts and stories in a dedicated, shared profile with friends. Whenever content is shared to a Group Profile, that content will only be shared to group members instead of the user’s followers, and will be posted on the Group Profile instead of the user’s own.
Collaborative Collections is a new way for users to connect with friends over their shared interests by saving posts to a collaborative collection in group or 1:1 DMs. Users can start or add to a collaborative collection by saving a post directly from feed or sharing a post to a friend via DM and saving it from there.