Instagram is all set to introduce 'Candid Stories' - here's how it's different from regular Insta story

Instagram is all set to introduce 'Candid Stories' - here's how it's different from regular Insta story
  • Instagram has announced a set of features to enhance user experience, like Notes, Candid Stories, and others.
  • Candid Stories will allow users to capture and provide real-time updates through Instagram stories - but these stories will only be visible to users who also share their own stories.
  • Except for Notes, all other new features are currently under testing.
Despite being criticized for trying to copy other applications, like TikTok, photo and video sharing social networking service, Instagram has not stopped rolling out new features.

In fact, Instagram recently announced five new features for its users, namely - ‘Notes’ to share thoughts, like a status update, ‘Candid Stories’ to share real-time updates with other active Candid Stories’ users, ‘Group Profiles’ to share posts with selected groups of people, ‘Add Yours nominations’ to tag and nominate people to participate and ‘Collaborative Collections’ to collectively save posts of common interest.

According to Instagram, these features are designed to enhance the user experience and make people feel more connected with friends. Out of all the features listed above, the Notes feature has been rolled out for all Instagram users already. The other features are still being tested.
The new Candid Stories features
Instagram is also testing a new 'Candid Stories' feature that will allow its users to click and share a candid picture through their Instagram story. The major difference between regular Instagram stories and ‘Candid Stories’ is that the latter will only be visible to those users who also share their own candid stories.
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From the looks of it, the ‘Candid Stories’ feature appears to be similar to how BeReal works.
Launched in 2020, BeReal is a social media photo sharing application through which users can click and share real and unfiltered pictures with their friends, but only once a day. BeReal is one of Instagram’s major competitors.


Instagram shared in a blog post that they are testing the ‘Candid Stories’ feature for Facebook Stories as well.

“Capture a candid from the stories camera, the multi-author story at the top of feed, or from the daily notification reminder that starts after your first candid. For those who don’t want to receive the daily notification reminder, you can always turn it off in your Settings,” stated Instagram.

Currently, the ‘Candid Stories’ feature is under testing. It is not yet confirmed when the feature will be available for all Instagram users.
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