Instagram Stories have been spiced up with a new feature called Type mode. As the name suggests, the new feature allows Instagram users to type in a text in Stories, without having to use pictures along with it. Just like photo and video stories, Type stories will also disappear after 24 hours. The new Type mode is now available on Instagram for both Android and iOS.
Instagram announced in a blog post that the new feature will allow users to share texts without the requirement of a picture or video.
The Type mode is a relatively simple feature. Users can access the new feature by going to the far left, after opening the Instagram camera. The Type mode is placed right next to the Normal mode, and other choices such as Boomerang, Rewind, and Superzoom. The user will then have the option of choosing from a plethora of various fonts, backgrounds, word highlights, and more.
Interestingly, the new fonts and colours are not meant only for the Type mode posts. As per Instagram, they can also be used for picture or video stories. Notably, in order to use the new feature, you need to download the latest (version 30) of the Instagram app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.