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Instagram introduces new ‘type mode’ feature in stories

Instagram introduced its new “type” feature which gives users the option to write their thoughts out instead of always having to put a picture in their story.
“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 colourful and expressive,” according to the blog post.
Simply go to your story and then switch to “type” which appears next to “normal” or “live” in some cases. You then type out whatever you want to and then choose from the different options available. The different options are; Typewriter, modern, neon and strong.
WhatsApp has also introduced this feature for its story settings where you could only type out your thoughts if you wanted to.
Much like Facebook, Instagram now shows when the user was last seen. It reads the time and day as well if need be.