Instagram announced the launch of Notes, a new way to share short messages, and said it is testing other tools, including Candid Stories, which allows you to take a photo with both cameras on your phone.
Notas is a way to share text messages and “emojis” with followers and groups of followers, Meta, owner of Instagram, quoted in a statement.
Short texts appear for 24 hours at the top of the recipient’s message inbox, who can reply, as with Stories.
According to the social network, the tool satisfies many users’ desire for an easy way to share what they’re thinking and start conversations, for example asking for recommendations or reporting something they’re doing.
Instagram also plans to give the ability to create group profiles, so that many people can share photos and videos with each other, without all of your followers seeing them.
The company also announced that it’s testing a tool called Candid Stories, something like Auto Stories, that will allow users to take and share photos of what they’re doing in that moment with other contacts who do too.
After posting their first Candid Stories, users will receive a daily notification to share a new photo.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the feature is similar to what is offered by the BeReal application, which has gained great popularity recently, with a focus on more automatic photos, which include a photo taken with the front and back cameras. phone.
In this way, users — who regularly receive notifications for sharing photos — frequently show themselves and what they’re looking at at the time.
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