Instagram is testing a new functionality on their platform that could eliminate some extra work their users needed to do to send text on Stories. The new feature is being called Instagram Type, and it’s currently under the test phase.
Earlier, users need to click a random picture like placing their finger over the camera, selecting the Draw tool and long pressing on the screen to completely cover it in paint. Only then could they proceed to type their text on self created screen templates. So, what does Instagram Type on Stories do?
It eliminates the need to do click a picture, cover it in paint and then send a text Story. Instead, Instagram offers users some new and interesting templates for them to write on, and share with their friends and followers.
The Instagram Type option appears on the Instagram Camera section, among Boomerang, Live and other creative camera tools. Upon selecting Type, users can access a variety of solid colored templates or screens to write their messages on and share it on Stories. It is also being reported that users can use pictures for this purpose.
Under the test phase since December last year, it was earlier made available for Instagram users in Japan, but reports suggest it is now also being tested with Instagram’s European users.
An Instagram spokesperson divulged the following to Mashable, “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.”
ALSO, Instagram spies and dishonest ones enjoying Instagram’s lack of the Snapchat-esque Screenshot notification, your time is up.
Instagram is also currently working on the mass rollout of the Screenshot notification but is still being a good cop as it is only handing out a warning to people who took screenshots of someone’s Instagram Story.
Here’s what it says,
On Instagram Direct, the company had already begun to notify the Story owner if their picture or video had been screenshotted but it had not been rolled out for public Instagram Stories.
A welcome addition.