If you want to share your thoughts out loud but don’t have time to commit to a full phone call, audio messages can be the perfect solution. I personally rely on them as a primary form of communication with friends and family.
Soon you’ll be able to share audio messages with your entire Instagram following, too.
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In a broadcast on Instagram, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, confirmed that the company is working on an audio notes feature that allows users to share voice messages through Notes with their followers.
“We haven’t started testing anything publicly, but we are working on the ability to make audio notes to share with your friends,” Mosseri said in the broadcast, according to reports.
Last December, Instagram launched the Notes feature where users could share 60-character notes displayed as bubbles at the top of the direct message tab next to users’ profiles that would be deleted after 24 hours.
Then just in June, Instagram added the option to add music to Notes. Since then, the feature has become a way to share quick thoughts or songs with your followers that don’t quite fit their own visual post in a story or grid post.
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The feature resembles the status updates found on AIM or MySpace back in the day, so some of the Note’s appeal lies in nostalgia. The feature also takes advantage of young users’ desire to post live updates all the time, including short random thoughts.
According to reports, Meta shared that more than 100 million teenage accounts have used the Note feature in the past 90 days, which shows how popular the feature is with the younger audience.