Instagram announced some new features. These features include Instagram Candid Stories and Instagram Notes. In addition, the social networking app is testing a feature that will allow users to post a photo from their story camera in two minutes. These updates are the latest in a series of moves by the company in an effort to create a more engaging experience for both its users and brands.
The new “Candid Stories” will allow you to share candid images from the Stories camera. However, only users who opt in will be able to see your content. The feature will begin to roll out in South Africa beginning Tuesday. The feature is meant to encourage people to create immediate imagery rather than highly edited filtered pics.
The company has been testing the new feature for months and is now ready to officially launch. You can read more about the new features in the company’s blog post. You’ll also be able to see other users’ “Candids” after you upload your own.
In addition to the “Candid Stories” feature, Instagram is also adding new “Group Profiles.” This will enable you to have a profile dedicated to a group of friends, and be able to share content with them. You’ll also be able to nominate other users for the feature.
The company is also experimenting with a feature that will allow you to create collaborative collections. These collections will allow you to share photos, videos, and other content with your friends and other users in a group. You will be able to create these collections from your phone’s camera and add to them when you are on the go.
How To Use Instagram Candid Stories?
The Instagram Candid Stories feature is an adaptation of a concept that was first introduced by the photo-sharing app BeReal. BeReal has millions of users and a steady following among teens. However, the app has a limited amount of interaction with its users. It requires users to only post once a day.
This feature aims to encourage users to post a selfie every day. It will appear in their notifications and will give them two minutes to take a picture and post it. If they don’t, they will have to wait until the next day to complete the challenge.
We’re starting to test Candid, a new way for you and your friends to capture and share what you’re doing right now in a story that’s only visible to those who also share their own. Capture a candid from the stories camera, the multi-author story at the top of feed, or from the daily notification reminder that starts after your first candid. For those who don’t want to receive the daily notification reminder, you can always turn it off in your Settings. We’re also testing a similar feature on Facebook Stories.
The company has also introduced a split camera feature. This will enable you to take photos with both front and rear cameras at the same time. Previously, you were only allowed to use the front camera to take photos. With this new update, you can take candid photos, as well as edited shots.
What is BeReal?
BeReal is a photo-sharing app that requires users to post at least once a day. It has gained immense popularity this year, reaching over 21 million monthly active users.
What are Instagram Candid Stories?
The new “Candid Stories” will allow you to share candid images from the Stories camera. However, only users who opt in will be able to see your content. A new way for you and your friends to capture and share what you’re doing right now in a story that’s only visible to those who also share their own.
Are Instagram Candid Stories available on the social media giant?
Right now, it’s not available anywhere. The feature will begin to roll out in South Africa beginning Tuesday.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
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