Instagram's new Notes feature brings back the MSN Messenger years

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Instagram’s new Notes feature brings back the MSN Messenger years

Instagram's new “Notes” feature is only available to a fraction of the social network's users at the moment.

Instagram's Direct Messages recently got an update: at the very top is a 'Notes' feature, which displays ephemeral messages from accounts you follow and who also follow you.

Instagram announced that it was testing this new feature with a handful of Internet users at the end of June, in order to quickly share thoughts with loved ones.

The social network offers Internet users the possibility of writing in 60 characters or less their moods, classified ads, or a temporary telephone number, for example.

The person who posts the note can choose whether it will be visible to friends or close friends only.

Each note is displayed at the top of the message board for 24 hours, unless it is deleted by the author. It cannot be modified once published.

It is also possible to react in emoji or to respond to notes from loved ones.

As soon as it was deployed, the feature took Internet users back 12 years. Note that this addition of Instagram looks very similar to the statuses of MSN Messenger, which disappeared in 2013.

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Internet users have notably chosen to display a song from the 2000s, in the same way as the Windows Media Player extension of MSN Messenger did automatically at the time . Others use it to include a series of emojis or special characters in abundance.

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People have also compared the feature to the old Facebook status box, which asked: What are you thinking?.

Instagram did not specify when the function could be rolled out to all users of the social network.

With information from TechCrunch

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