Instagram Testing Text-Focused Feature, Transparent GIFs For Stories

Instagram’s new feature is similar to Messenger’s active status

Instagram’s new feature is similar to Messenger’s active status

Instagram declined to comment directly on the potential feature, sending along a generic response that it's always working on new, cool stuff. Type removes this process, as it gives users the opportunity to update their Stories feed using only Text updates. It looks like a lot of users have been posting text-only Stories that it may have prompted Instagram to create a new feature that's dedicated to it.

The new Type option will let users choose from four different styles: modern, neon, typewriter and strong.

Instagram-popular video and photo sharing platform-appears to be getting ready to introduce a new feature for the Stories section of their app. Although, we have been able to see the feature available on a bunch of iOS and Android devices around us, but that could be pure coincidence. The report points out that Instagram is testing another feature called "screenshot notifications".

You can see activity status of users only in your DM inbox
You can see activity status of users only in your DM inbox

Text-only posts have been available on Instagram Stories for some time now, but this added Type feature simply makes it easier and faster for users.

Users can find "Type" option right next to the other stories formats at the bottom of the screen.

The Next Web first spotted the feature back in December when it rolled out to a select group of private users in Japan, and now it appears Instagram is testing it on some users in Europe as well. The first time you take a screenshot while watching a Story, you'll get a pass: Instagram will send you a notification, warning that "the next time you take a screenshot of a Story, the person who posted it will be notified". And now, the same is being tested for Instagram Stories. The first time a user is capturing a screenshot of a friend's story, this pop up will emerge. Users will then be able to start searching for transparent GIFs using the search bar.

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