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    TechnologyInstagram presents 'Sincere Stories' following the example of BeReal, Notes and Group Profiles

    Instagram presents ‘Sincere Stories’ following the example of BeReal, Notes and Group Profiles

    The new function in test Sincere Instagram Stories. – OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM

    instagram has introduced new functions among which stand out ‘Sincere Stories’which is based on the BeReal app, ‘Grades’ which allows you to add a text status update and ‘Group profiles’with which several users will be able to create shared profiles with multiple collaborators.

    The social network has stated that it is new updates in test, which They are focused on helping users “feel closer to the people they care about” and connecting with friends as “a central part of the Instagram experience”, as stated in the official blog.

    In this sense, the platform led by Adam Mosseri has included ‘Sincere Stories’, a new kind of ‘story’ that it is only visible to those profiles that also share yours and that seeks to capture what is being done at that moment.

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    This novelty introduces a reminder daily notification that will indicate the moment in which this ‘honest story’ should be made, taking a picture of the moment.

    These candid stories will be placed on the top of feed and you can only post one a day. Additionally, you are given the option to turn off the daily notification from your settings and instead make a ‘candid story’ directly from the Stories Chamber or from a multi-author story.

    It’s about a model similar to that of BeReal, the app that was launched in 2019 and that has gained a lot of popularity among users in the last year. In fact, Instagram joins other social networks such as Snapchat and TikTok, which have also implemented a daily alert to share content. Goal is also testing a similar feature in Facebook Stories.

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    On the other hand, Instagram is also testing a ‘Notes’ function as “a new way of sharing thoughts and knowing those of friends”. It’s based on short posts of up to 60 characters that can only include text and emojis. It will be a format similar to that of a ‘tweet’, although presented in a different way.

    To publish a note, it is accessed from the top of the inbox, from where you have to select the followers or the people on the list of best friends. Once you have selected who you want to publish for and the note has been written, It will appear at the top of your inbox for 24 hours. Also, users they will be able to reply to the notes in direct message format.

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    Another new feature is ‘Group profiles’, a new type of profile for share posts and stories. In these group profiles, different users will be able to create content for a unique profile, which will be will share with group members instead of their followers and it will be posted on the group’s profile instead of your own.

    In addition, Instagram has also started testing the ‘collaborative collections’with which users they will be able to save posts to a joint collection that will be created in their group or direct message chat. These posts will be saved from the feed or by sharing it with a friend in direct message and saving from there.


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