Instagram is now expanding its Notes feature to let users add video statuses of around 2 seconds. The new Video Notes feature is different from the company’s already popular ‘Stories’ feature in that video notes have a time limit of around 2 seconds, can only be recorded using the Instagram app’s front camera and can be saved from users’ phone storage. Once posted, video notes will be available to close friends and mutual followers for a period of 24 hours.
To use the new Video Status feature, follow these steps:
1) In Instagram go to your inbox.
2) Find and click on your photo in the Notes tray and tap the Camera button.
3) Record a 2-second video using the front-facing camera by tapping on the Record button.
4) Enhance the video by adding text to provide context and then proceed to post it.
Instagram is also now offering users the ability to reply to notes using more than just text, with support for audio, photo, video, and sticker replies rolling out. A reply to the note using an emoji or photo will be sent directly to the recipient’s inbox.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday also announced some generative AI features that may soon be coming to Facebook and Instagram users. The two new features are based on Emu, Meta’s first foundational model for image creation, and are called Emu Video and Emu Edit.