How To Get Instagram Notes

In this guide, you'll learn how to get Instagram Notes on your DMs. You'll also know everything about the new Notes feature.
Timothy Iyekowa
By Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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If you’re wondering how to get Instagram Notes on your profile, to share with friends, you can do that from your DMs.

Instagram Notes is a new feature on the app, that allows users to share notes with friends.

You can use the feature to share something that you want your friends or people you follow and follow you back to see.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to get Instagram Notes on your DMs. You’ll also know everything about the new Notes feature.

What Are Instagram Notes?

We could say the Instagram version of a tweet, but it’s only available for 24 hours.

Notes on Instagram allow users to share their thought.

But the Notes won’t be available for everyone to see, it only shows to people you’re in close contact with.

Like your friends, which are the people you follow and who follow you back, or your selected close friends.

The Notes feature is only available for 24 hours in DMs. Once you share it, it’ll disappear after 24 hours.

It’s not a story that allows you to share text, images, and video, but a feature that allows you to connect with a small number of people.

The feature is still in its testing phase and only a few people can use it on their accounts.

The Notes text is up to 60 characters in length, and users won’t get notifications when they share it.

And they can also reply to your Notes.

The Instagram Notes feature was first spotted by marketer Ahmed Ghanem, who share the screenshots on Twitter.

How To Get Instagram Notes

To get Instagram Notes on your account follow this step-by-step guide.

Share notes with your close friends’ list or the followers that you follow.

Step 1: Update Instagram To The Latest

Before you’ll see the Note feature on your Instagram account, you’ll need to update the app to the latest version.

Step 2: Tap On Direct Message

Open the Instagram app, and tap on the direct message icon (Airplane icon) at the top right corner of your screen.

In the Inbox, you’ll see a new section at the top, which is the Notes.

If any of your friends share Notes, you’ll see theirs in the Notes section.

Step 3: Create A Note

Tap on the “+” sign to create a note, and type what you want to share.

Tap on the + Sign to Leave a note

And then on the “Share with” section below, choose who you want to share it with.

Step 4: Share Notes

After you have typed what you want in the note, select who you want to share it with.

Then tap on Share at the top right corner of your screen.

Tap your note, and choose who you want to share it with

After you’ve shared the note with your close friends, or people that follow you and you follow back.

They’ll not get a notification that you’ve to share a Note. And after 24 hours it’ll disappear.


The Instagram Notes feature is currently being tested, and is only available to a limited number of people.

So if you don’t see the Instagram Notes on your account, it means the feature isn’t available for you yet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I see my notes on Instagram?

To see your notes on Instagram, go to your Instagram direct message and you’ll see your Notes.

What is the new notes feature on Instagram?

The new Notes feature on Instagram allows users to share their thoughts with friends and close contact. The Notes disappear after 24 hours.

Why don’t I have Instagram notes?

If you don’t have the Instagram Notes feature on your account, it means that Instagram has rolled out the feature to you yet.

Can I get rid of notes on Instagram?

No, you cannot get rid of the note feature on your Instagram account. If you don’t like it, don’t use it.

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As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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