Here's how to use the new Instagram Notes to share your thoughts with your followers on the social media platform.
The social media giant has been testing a new feature in the past few weeks. The new feature allows users to share their thoughts with their followers. Called Instagram Notes, it offers a chance to leave a note that disappears after 24 hours.
This new addition is only available to users who have been chosen for the testing phase. That's the reason why only a certain number of people can use it on their accounts.
Here's everything about the new Notes feature and how to get it if you do not have it yet.
What are Instagram Notes for?
The new addition allows users to leave notes that can be seen by followers and Close Friends. There can be no more than 60 characters in a note and a new note changes the current one. Instagram has confirmed that they have been testing this new feature since June. A spokesperson from Meta stated the following:
"We always aim to help you better connect with your friends and followers on Instagram. The new Notes feature offers a chance to quickly share your thoughts."
A majority of users think that this feature is similar to posting a tweet on Twitter. Instagram has been testing it to see how the userbase responds to leaving notes that stay visible for 24 hours. Most of them are confused with this new feature, thinking that the app should roll out other features that are actually useful.
How to share a note on Instagram?
If you are curious about Instagram Notes and want to leave one for your followers to see, here's how to do it:
- Make sure you are running the latest version of the app. Open App Store or Google Play Store and find Instagram to update it.
- Open the app and log into your account.
- Tap on the message icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Select Leave a note under the Notes section in the direct messages.
- Type a note and choose the people to send it.
After you leave a note, it will stay visible to the people you have allowed to view it. Your note, which can contain no more than 60 characters, will stay only for a day and will change after you leave a new one. So it is not possible to leave two notes at once.
You should also know that you will not be able to share the note with the people you don't follow back. Only Close Friends and mutual followers can see it until it disappears.
How to fix Instagram Notes not showing error?
Keep in mind that this new feature is still in the testing phase. It means that the social media giant will analyze the feedback and the responses of the users to roll it out globally. This means that those who do not have the feature will have to wait until Instagram announces it officially.
Until the feature becomes available for all users, they will probably offer it to a group of users. While this number should gradually increase, there's nothing you can do except keep Instagram updated. That way you can make sure that you will get Instagram Notes as well.