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Instagram is going to let you set video statuses

Instagram is going to let you set video statuses


You’ll be able to add a two-second video loop to your Instagram Notes.

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Instagram is going to help you spice up your Notes by letting you post video Notes, Meta announced on Wednesday.

Notes have so far been text-based, meaning they currently function like the AIM status messages of my millennial youth. (You can even share what song you’re listening to!) The addition of video gives you a little more room to be creative with your Notes, and you can add a text caption, too. But since video Notes can only be two-second loops, they probably aren’t going to replace Instagram Stories anytime soon.

The company is also introducing additional ways to reply to Notes from your friends, including photos, videos, audio messages, stickers, and GIFs. If you reply to a Note, your friend will see that reply as a DM.

Screenshots showing replies with Instagram Notes.
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Meta introduced Notes late last year, and they’ve apparently proven to be popular with teens. Personally, I currently prefer to make my short posts on another Meta platform, but I still wear skinny jeans, so what do I know.