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Instagram testing text-based feature similar to ‘Stories’

Katrina Hallare

Inquirer.net

 /  Sat, January 20, 2018  /  12:03 pm
Instagram testing text-based feature similar to ‘Stories’

The Facebook-owned app first tested this feature in a group of Japanese users last December. (Shutterstock/happydancing / Shutterstock.com)

Apart from enhancing features on photos and videos, social media app Instagram is cooking up another upgrade, this time focusing on text-based clips.

The Facebook-owned app first tested this feature in a group of Japanese users last December. Now, Instagram is testing it towards its European audience, The Next Web reported.

Titled as “Type”, users can type texts and customize it with the features such as Boomerang, Rewind and Superzoom, similar to their Stories.

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Twitter user @MarioLeitaoSA shared his experience of the feature:

“We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you,” a spokesperson for Instagram told Mashable.

Aside from Type, WABetaInfo reported that another feature will soon be alerting users if their Instagram Story has been taken a screenshot of. 

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