Instagram ‘Type’ mode launched on iOS and Android

Instagram Type Mode

Not able to find images and videos to share on Instagram to express your feelings? Worry not as Instagram Stories have now received a new feature call ‘Type’ mode that will enable you to type in text in your Stories.

Similar to the photo and video stories, Type stories will disappear after 24 hours as well. The new Type mode is now available on Instagram for both Android and iOS.

Instagram noted in a blog post that through the Type mode users will be able to express their thoughts and feelings – even the most random ones – into something colorful and expressive.

The addition of the text feature, users will not have the pressure of using an image or video to express their thoughts. The 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 right next to the Normal mode, and other choices such as Boomerang, Rewind, and Superzoom. The user will then have the option of choosing from a plethora of various fonts, backgrounds, word highlights, and more.Interestingly, the new fonts and colours are not meant only for the Type mode posts.

As per Instagram, they can also be used for picture or video stories. Notably, in order to avail the new feature, you need to download the latest (version 30) of the Instagram app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

This is only the latest in a series of new features Instagram has added recently. For example, one of the new features introduced on the photo-sharing platform lets users see the online status for people on Direct (direct messages). As for other upcoming features, a report had suggested that Instagram is testing out a security feature that will send notifications to users if someone takes a screenshot of their stories.

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