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Instagram 'Type' Format Will Help You Jazz Up Stories

Instagram 'Type' Format Will Help You Jazz Up Stories

Additionally, Instagram is apparently testing another feature, which is yet again borrowed straight out of Snapchat's books. On choosing Type from there, users can write the desired text and choose one from the many options for the background color and fancy fonts. Now, according to a report at The Next Web, the latest Stories addition is something called Type, which gives you a number of new fonts to type your message across a background or photo as part of your Story. 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.

However, the feature was originally spotted amongst users in Japan and has spread to users in Europe.

What do you think about "Type" for Instagram Stories?

You will find a new option called Type, swiping right in your Instagram feed to open the Camera.

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Previously the company supported notifications for screenshot of direct messages, but this is the first time we've seen it for stories. Some users are said to see a new alert pop up after capturing a screenshot saying, "The next time you take a screenshot of a story, the person who posted it will be notified". Given that Instagram isn't exactly used for instant messaging, we're not sure how useful the feature might be.

Instagram is working hard to develop Stories - possibly positioning them as a challenger to Snapchat. According to WABetaInfo, Instagram is also testing the ability to send a notification when someone takes a screenshot of your story.

This functionality seems interesting and it appears to target those who want to make an Instagram Story using only text, without having to go through the process of taking a photo or video to do so. Users will then be able to start searching for transparent GIFs using the search bar.


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