The New Instagram status update now includes the song you are listening to. And it seems that teens really like Notes, the new text status feature from Instagram as they now have their very own version of Aim music away messages.
New Instagram Status Update
Social media platform Instagram is now including more features to Notes, which as you should know is the text-based updates reminiscent of AIM away messages and statuses.
Now with the new update, users will be able to attach a 30-second clip of a song to their status update, alongside a short caption next to the track. Friends can then tap into the song in a bid to listen to the snippet. The social media platform is also adding a translation button just below Notes for posts in other languages.
Initially introduced back in December, Notes are part-Twitter and part-away messages. The feature with a 60-character limit is simply meant to be an ever-changing status that is very much smaller than a post on the grid or even on Stories. The addition of music to the service now feels like a throwback to AIM away messages but however revamped as you can now link and share the song that you are listening to instead of just posting the title as well as the name of the artist.
How Users May Benefit From the New Update
I personally have never shared a Note with my friends before, and adoption within my social circles has been extremely limited so far. The kids on the other hand, apparently, like it as they are posting Notes at 10 times the rate other users on the platform are, as per Instagram. Now, they can actually and easily show friends their favorite song of the moment instead of just ~*~* typing out lyrics like this *~*~.
Other Twitter-Like Apps Currently In Development
Notes as you should know are only one small part of a new approach that Instagram is reportedly taking, which is investing in text-based products that could directly compete with other networking platforms such as Twitter. leaked images in the previous month showed what Instagram’s Twitter-like app which is still very much under development could look like. And just last week, employees at Meta got an early look at the app that is meant to be “[Meta’s] response to Twitter.” Internal documents obtained by The Verge show text posts with replies as well as threads, which look very much like Twitter.
Meta’s Twitter-like App
“We’ve been hearing from creators and public figures who are interested in having a platform that is sanely run, that they believe that they can trust and rely upon for distribution,” chief product officer Chris Cox said to Meta employees. The company is currently in talks to get celebrities such as Oprah and the Dalai Lama to use the new text app, but we however should probably start with cryptic and moody status updates a la AIM first.
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