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Instagram is testing “Notes on profile,” a feature that adds a casual yet personal layer to your profile. Think of it as a digital bulletin board where your followers can leave quick messages, inside jokes, or even a “love your work!” like those sweet LinkedIn endorsements. The difference is that each note remains visible for three days.
While profile notes offer a more personal and ephemeral communication avenue than LinkedIn endorsements, some users might draw parallels in the ability to leave publicly viewable messages of appreciation or support on another’s profile.
Similar to endorsements, notes could potentially contribute to building an online reputation or validating professional or creative skills, depending on how they’re utilized.
Followers can leave text messages of a set character count on a user’s profile. These messages can include emojis but no multimedia content.
Wall Notes might occupy a designated space on the user’s profile, similar to the existing “Notes” feature in Direct Messages. Anyone accessing the profile can view the notes. (Yet to be confirmed)
As with any platform that allows open communication, there is a risk of negative content. It is hoped that Instagram will provide robust filtering options to ensure the overall tone remains positive.
This feature is said to replace previously tested Wonder Walls, but nothing can be confirmed as of now.