Instagram is testing font options for a new Type feature in Stories: Report

Instagram is testing options to change the fonts of typed posts. For the lucky few who can access the feature that is currently under testing, there are three fonts available. These are Modern, Typewriter and Strong.

Instagram logo. Pixabay/Webster2703

Instagram logo. Pixabay/Webster2703

According to a report by TNW, this change in Instagram was first spotted in December. This works for Instagram Stories only as of now and not for Stories sent through the Direct messaging option. Unlike India, other markets can also see two additional font options called Classic and Neon.

Once you open Instagram Stories, press 'Type' and type down your text. Once done, on top of the screen, a button appears. On pressing the button the user can change the font and choose from the various styles. As of now, there are only three options (5 for some markets). It is not known whether they intend to bring more to India.

Instagram is yet to make this option official since it is only in the testing phase. And while it is in the testing phase, it must be noted that the typewriter font makes the text very small which also lets you type down more. Maybe it can work upon the size of the text option depending on the font of the text.

Instagram now gives font options for text in Instagram Stories.

Instagram now gives font options for text in Instagram Stories.

In other news, Facebook is testing a feature where it will allows users to post Instagram Stories as WhatsApp statuses directly.

This will follow the standard expiration time which is 24 hours when the statuses disappear from WhatsApp and Facebook.

This comes after Facebook had allowed users to directly put their Instagram Stories on Facebook.

All the three Facebook-owned channels seem to have synced with each other when it comes to sharing Instagram Stories.


Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 08:52 AM