Instagram’s stories just got a new feature called “type mode“. As the name implies, type mode allows Instagram users to write text in stories, without having to use images along with them. Similar to photo and video stories, genre stories will disappear after 24 hours as well. The new type mode is now available on Instagram for both Android and iOS.
In the blog post, Instagram released this new feature to enables users to exchange texts with no need for image or video. He said: “Today, we introduce “type” mode into stories, a new way to share anything in your mind with creative text styles and backgrounds.” She added that the pattern style allows users to “transform random ideas into something colourful and expressive.”
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Instagram which is owned by Facebook, in general, is an image-oriented and video social media site. However, with the addition of a text feature, users will not have the trouble of using image or video to express their ideas and whats on their minds.
Type mode is a relatively simple feature. Users can access the new feature by going to the far left, after opening the Instagram camera. The type mode is placed next to Normal mode, and other options such as Boomerang, Rewind and Superzoom. The user will then have the option of choosing from a wide range of different fonts, backgrounds, word highlights, and more.
Interestingly, new fonts and colours are not just for the type mode posts. According to Instagram, they can also be used for photo or video stories. It is worth noting, in order to take advantage of the new feature, you need to download the latest (version 30) of the Instagram app from Apple Store or Google Play.
This is only the latest in a series of new features Instagram added recently. For example, a new feature on the photo-sharing platform lets users see the online status of people on Direct Messages. As for other upcoming features, it has been suggested that Instagram will test the security feature that will send notifications to users if someone takes a snapshot of their stories.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.