How to Add and Delete Notes on Your Instagram Account (Step-by-step guide)

Instagram is continuously testing and rolling out a bunch of new features lately. Many of these features have come out as a surprise and they tend to get very confusing while keeping track of all of them. The latest addition to Instagram is Notes. Meta also introduced Candid Stories, Group Profiles, and several other features alongside Notes.

Talking of Notes, it involves creating a short message that can be viewed by your followers or close friends. Now that you’re here we are assuming you are searching for how to add notes to your Instagram profile. Well, we have curated this guide to help you understand the same, we have mentioned step-by-step methods on how to add notes on Instagram (as well as delete them).

But before we begin, let’s understand what exactly are Notes on Instagram. We have explained the latest Instagram feature in the next section, keep reading. 

What exactly are Notes on Instagram?

Notes are basically the textual form of stories limited up to 60 characters, which is visible on the DMs page. Anything posted there by you will be visible to the selected audience for 24 hours. You can choose who can see those short messages. There’s is an option to make Notes visible for your followers or your close friends on Instagram. Whenever your followers or close friends open their DMs on Instagram, they can see Notes added by you, placed at the top or bottom of your Instagram profile picture aka Insta DP (display picture). You can also see Notes floating over the profile picture of people you’ve followed in your DM section. That’s enough about Instagram Notes, let’s talk about how to add Notes on Instagram now.   

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How to add a new note, leave a new note and delete a note on Instagram

How to Add a New Note on Your Instagram Profile 

Before we start, let me tell you that it is only possible to share up to 1 note with others on Instagram. If you want to add a new note, you can do so, but the previously shared note will be automatically removed. 

Since you are here we know you must be eager to try out this new feature. So, make sure to carefully follow the steps given below to learn how to share a new note on your Instagram profile:

1. First, tap send or messenger icon in the top right of your Insta feed

Tap send or messenger icon in the top right

2. Then, at the top of your Chat list, tap on the ‘+’ icon on your Instagram profile picture

Tap on the plus icon on your Instagram profile picture

3. On the Leave a note page, enter a note of up to 60 characters in the text box that says ‘Share what’s on your mind…’

Enter a note of up to 60 characters in the text box

4. Then, choose whom you want to share it with by tapping the radio button next to two options that say ‘Followers you follow back” or “Close friends.’ Please note you can only choose only one option here.

Tap the radio button next to choose from two options that say Followers you follow back or Close friends

5. At last, just tap on the ‘Share’ option available at the top right of the screen.

Tap on the Share option

That’s all you have to do to add a note on Instagram. It will be visible at the top of the Chats list for a period of 24 hours (if you don’t delete it).

How to Add a New Note on Your Instagram Profile

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How to leave a new note on Instagram

Do you feel like sharing a different note than what you’ve just posted? Well, there’s an option for the same as well. You can always leave a new note at any time. If you are looking for a way, make sure to follow the steps given below to leave a new note on Instagram:

1. On the DM page, first, tap on the profile picture with a recent note

Tap on the profile picture with recent note

2. Now, you’ll see two options at the bottom of the screen, from there, tap on ‘Leave a new note’

Tap on Leave a new note

3. Then, tap on ‘Share what’s on your mind…’ and enter a note of up to 60 characters.

Enter a note of up to 60 characters

4. Now, choose to share your note with Followers you follow back or your Close Friends listed under the ‘Share with’ header

Choose to share your note with Followers you follow back or your Close Friends

5. Tap Share in the top right to share your new note

Tap Share in the top right to share your new note

That’s it, the new note will replace any current note you’ve shared with people and will be visible on your profile picture on the DM page.

How to leave a new note on Instagram

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How to delete a note on Instagram

If you want to delete a note from your Instagram profile, make sure to follow the steps given below:

1. First, tap on your profile picture in the DM section of your Instagram profile

Tap on the profile picture with a recent note

2. Now you’ll see two options at the bottom of the screen, from there, tap on ‘Delete note’

Tap on Delete note

As soon as you execute step 2, the note shared on your Instagram profile will be deleted instantly. Meaning, no one can see it from their end. 

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That’s all for now in this guide where we discussed step-by-step methods to add a new note on Instagram. We also mentioned how can you delete a note on Instagram. Please let us know if you are facing any issues while creating a new note, replacing or deleting it. Make sure to drop your suggestions in the comments section below.

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