Instagram is rolling out a new feature called Notes. With this feature, users can now share short posts of up to 60 characters using text and emojis.
To leave a note, go to the top of your inbox and select the people you want to share the note with. The note will appear at the top of their inbox for up to 24 hours. Replies to notes will be sent as direct messages in your inbox.
As much as this can be a useful feature, it can also be annoying when you suddenly get a bunch of random promotions like those WhatsApp broadcast messages.
Another feature they also rolled out is called Candid Stories. This is a new way for users and their friends to capture and share what they’re doing in a story that’s only visible to those who share their own stories.
This feature is currently being tested on Instagram and Facebook Stories.
The user can capture a candid from the stories camera, the multi-author story at the top of the feed, or from the daily notification reminder that starts after your first candid.