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Instagram brings Type Mode to Stories for your random thoughts

Instagram brings Type Mode to Stories for your random thoughts

Type Mode enables users to share text-only posts on their Instagram Stories - no photos or videos are required.

Type mode can be accessed from the camera screen with an option under the record button reading "Type". You can customize that post with a variety of colored backgrounds, along with different choices for fonts and sizes. When you are planning to add a video or post to your stories, you can now go with text content instead.

This new feature is being rolled out as a part of update version 30 for both Android and iOS.

The new feature lets you add text to your Story without having to snap a photo or video first. The Facebook-owned social media platform added more than 200 million users previous year, taking its monthly active user base to 800 million as on September 2017, according to market research company Statista.

The Type Mode feature allows users to share text-based Stories with different font styles and background colours.

Snapchat, Instagram's direct rival is struggling to meet targets while Instagram is going much stronger and has proudly announced a brand new feature.

Users can now make their photos and videos in Stories more fun and creative by adding GIF stickers on them. The company is calling this new feature the "Type" mode. For example, one of the new features introduced on the photo-sharing platform lets users see the online status for people on Direct (direct messages).

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