Instagram, which is owned by Meta, today announced the availability of a brand-new “Group Profiles” feature that enables Instagram users to express themselves through the use of text and emojis. Notes are referred to as short posts that can have up to 60 characters, which means that they are similar to tweets but allow for fewer words.
By selecting followers or people on the Close Friends List at the top of the inbox, writing a note, and then sharing it, notes can be shared. For a period of 24 hours, notes will appear at the top of the inbox, and replies will appear as DMs.
During testing, we discovered that people liked having a simple, lightweight method for discussing their thoughts and starting conversations. Notes give people a casual and spontaneous way to express themselves and connect with one another. They can do anything from ask for recommendations to share what they’re up to.
Additionally, Instagram will soon launch Group Profiles, which will enable multiple users to share posts and stories from a single, shared account.
Real Stories are in trying also, with Instagram planning to add BeReal-like usefulness. Candid Stories are meant to be used to “share what you’re doing right now,” and only those who share their own can see them. Unless the setting is disabled, Instagram will send daily notifications whenever a Candid is posted.
Candid Stories are currently in testing and will be available to some users, while Notes are being released today. Group Profiles are expected to be released soon.