Instagram’s ‘type mode’ new feature lets you add text-only stories

Instagram’s ‘type mode’ new feature lets you add text-only stories

The new ‘Type mode‘ feature is available for iOS and Android devices

Instagram has introduced it’s new feature named ‘Type mode‘ in Stories in a bid to allow the user to share Story posts containing text on colourful backgrounds.

The newly introduced feature allows the user to add pages to their stories, without the inclusion of pictures or videos, the feature is available for iOS and Android devices.

Instagram lets the user choose from colcolourfulustomizable backgrounds and different text styles, including a neon font and one that’s reminiscent of a typewriter.

“A new way to share anything that’s on your mind with creative text styles and backgrounds — no photo or video required. Now, you can turn your most random thoughts into something colourful and expressive,” according to the blog post by Instagram.

After opening the camera, users will see “Type” next to “Normal” under the record button.  “Tap ‘Type’ and write whatever comes to mind and play with different styles to change the look and feel.

Then, you can pick different background colours, highlight words and phrases or add a background photo,” the company added.
Users can also use new styles when adding text to any photo or video. Like everything else shared to Stories, it will also disappear from their story after 24 hours.

To access the new feature, users have to swipe along the bottom of the screen and “Type” will show up as a new option after “Normal” and “Live” if they swipe all the way to the left.

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