December 13, 2022
Whether it’s catching up with friends or exploring shared interests, connecting with others is why people come to Instagram. Today, we’re introducing several updates to help you feel closer to the people you care about.
We’re beginning to roll out Notes, a new way to share your thoughts and see what your friends are up to. Notes are short posts of up to 60 characters using just text and emojis. To leave a note, go to the top of your inbox, select the followers you follow back or people on your Close Friends list, and your note will appear at the top of their inbox for 24 hours. Replies to notes will arrive as DMs in your inbox.
During testing, we learned that people liked having a lightweight, easy way to share what’s on their mind and start conversations. From asking for recommendations to sharing what they’re up to, Notes give people a casual and spontaneous way to express themselves and connect with each other.
People enjoy sharing throughout their day to Stories – from highlights to the more everyday moments. We’re testing new features in Stories to help people more easily share in spontaneous, fun ways to help create even stronger connections with friends.
Connecting with friends is a core part of the Instagram experience, and we’ll continue to test and build features that help you feel closer with them.