Instagram tests a new feature to quickly share notes with friends – Meczyki.Net

Instagram is experimenting with another new feature that will allow users to post missing content. The feature, called Notes, allows users to post quick notes, such as announcements, to their “close friends” circle or the followers they follow. Unlike Twitter’s new Notes feature, which allows authors to post long-form content, Instagram’s version is like sticky notes that disappear in 24 hours.

The feature was first noticed by the marketer Ahmed Ghanem, who published screenshots on Twitter that suggest Instagram Notes will appear in a new row above messages in the app’s Direct Messaging screen. From here, you can tap a plus button to leave a new note that others can view.

The Notes Section Will Probably Appear Under The Direct Messages Section.

image credit: Ahmed Ghanem (Opens in a new window)

Notes can be up to 60 characters in length, we understand. According to the screenshot, users will not get notifications about notes, but they will be able to view the app for 24 hours, as well as reply to notes through messages.

This feature can help highlight important messages from friends they don’t want to lose in their inbox and can provide more visibility than posting on Stories. Instagram’s tests will work to determine how users respond to the feature and if it makes sense to roll it out more widely.

Instagram confirmed that it is currently testing the Notes feature with a limited number of users.

“We are always working on ways to help you better connect on Instagram. We are now testing Notes so that people can quickly share ideas with their friends, with a smaller group of people,” said a Meta spokesperson.

The trial follows a busy month for Instagram and its feature releases.

Earlier today, the company launched a range of age verification tools. Last week, it extended its nudge to teenagers to help them stop viewing negative content and introduced a TikTok-like full-screen feed. Earlier in the month, it rolled out pinned posts and sensitive content controls.