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Instagram’s new 'Type' mode lets you add text-only pages to your stories

A couple of weeks ago, we reported Instagram was testing a new text-only format for Stories called Type. Now it’s official: Instagram is rolling out the feature to everyone. The platform’s new “type mode” lets users add pages to their stories that just involve text. No photos or videos are needed. Users can choose from colorful, customizable backgrounds and different text styles, including a neon font and one that’s reminiscent of a typewriter. Stickers can be added, too.

The only question comes to my mind is, WHY? Why is this feature needed? There are plenty of other application that does the same things. Instagram is much better when you need to see only the pictures. Why you want to write it there. I have twitter for that. Yes, there is Facebook too but it slow downs the phone and it is good with it has. Why do i have to see all text messages where only pictures are best to see in Instagram? Anyways, since it is now available lets see how it works.
“Today, we’re introducing “Type” mode in stories, 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 colorful and expressive,” reads an Instagram blog post.
Instagram users can access the ‘Type’ option in Camera, under the record button. Along side the ‘Type’ option, users will find tabs such as ‘Live’, ‘Normal’, ‘Boomerang’, ‘Rewind’, etc. The feature is live for Android as well as iOS. Instagram’s ‘Type’ mode lets users simply type something and upload as Stories. Currently, there are four text styles to choose from such as Strong, Neon, Typewriter and Modern. Users can also opt for solid colours for background or one with gradient.

Instagram’s new styles are not limited to ‘Type’ mode, but can be used when adding text to any photo or video as well. It doesn’t look like Instagram is giving users an option to upload a photo as background, though the feature could be available in the future. Just like other posts in Stories, the text-only posts also disappear from the app after 24 hours. The updates are available as part of Instagram version 30 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

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