Instagram Candid, the BeReal clone, is official. Meta debuted “Candid Stories,” a new Instagram Stories feature that recreates BeReal’s characteristic once-a-day selfies. According to a corporate spokeswoman, the functionality will first be tested in South Africa.
BeReal, which debuted in 2019, has steadily grown in popularity over the previous year, particularly among adolescents and Gen Z users. Because it only enables once-daily publishing and has limited opportunities for users to communicate with one another, the app touts itself as a more real alternative to conventional social networking networks.
Do you know TikTok also has a BeReal clone called TikTok Now?
What is Instagram Candid?
Instagram Candid, like BeReal, will urge users once per day to submit a selfie, and users will only be able to see their friends’ Candids once they have uploaded their own. Candid selfies, like BeReal posts, will take a shot simultaneously using both a device’s front and back cameras.
Since at least this summer, a feature called “Candid Challenges” was discovered in the program. Meta has been working on a version of Instagram Candid. At the time, the corporation described it as an “internal prototype.” In recent months, Snapchat and TikTok have also introduced their own versions of BeReal.
However, BeReal isn’t the only site Instagram is tackling with its recent overhaul. In addition, the app is releasing a new “Notes” feature that allows users to append a 60-character status update to their profile in Instagram’s inbox. Instagram has been testing Notes for months, as it has Candid, but the feature may have taken on new relevance with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. According to the New York Times, some at Meta have indicated that Notes might help the firm compete with Twitter at a time when many are looking for alternatives.
Instagram is also rolling out a few new features to allow users to communicate in smaller groups. “Group Profiles” will allow friends to collaborate on shared profiles with several contributors. Likewise, the app is testing “collaborative collections” so multiple people can share posts in the same space in the app.
How to use Instagram Candid?
Similar to BeReal, Candid asks you to capture and share what you’re doing right now in a story that is only accessible to others who also share their own participation.
- On a user’s device with two rear cameras, Instagram should be installed.
- The function will notify the user to take a photo at any random hour of the day.
- The user will only be able to take pictures using the rear camera.
- Within two minutes of the challenge, the picture must be uploaded.
- There will be a narrative tray where you can put random pictures of other people.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by the American company Meta Platforms. The app allows users to upload media that can be edited with filters and organized by hashtags and geographical tagging. Posts can be shared publicly or with preapproved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tag and location, view trending content, like photos, and follow other users to add their content to a personal feed.
Instagram was originally distinguished by allowing content to be framed only in a square (1:1) aspect ratio of 640 pixels to match the display width of the iPhone at the time. In 2015, this restriction was eased with an increase to 1080 pixels. It also added messaging features, the ability to include multiple images or videos in a single post and a Stories feature—similar to its main competitor Snapchat—which allowed users to post their content to a sequential feed, with each post accessible to others for 24 hours. As of January 2019, Stories is used by 500 million people daily.
Originally launched for iOS in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and 1 billion by June 2018. In April 2012, Facebook Inc. acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock. The Android version was released in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited desktop interface in November 2012, a Fire OS app in June 2014, and an app for Windows 10 in October 2016. As of October 2015, over 40 billion photos had been uploaded.
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