How to Fix Instagram Notes Not Showing
How to Fix Instagram Notes Not Showing

Instagram Notes made its debut back in July 2022 but only for a small group of users. The feature appears at the very top of the platform’s direct messaging inbox in a new section of the screen dedicated to “Notes.” If you are not seeing the Notes feature, you just need to read the article till the end as we have listed the ways to fix Instagram Notes not showing.

How to Fix Instagram Notes Not Showing?

Instagram Notes is a new feature that allows you to post disappearing content with quick notes of up to 60 characters, not just the ones you want to keep on your Direct Messages as they will automatically disappear after 24 hours.

Currently, the feature is in beta testing and only some users on the platform have access to this feature. Also, it’s not released for everyone on the platform.

In this article, we have listed the ways by which you might get the feature on your account. However, it’s not confirmed whether you got the feature or not after following the steps we have mentioned here as the feature is in the beta phase.

Update the App

First of all, you need to update the Instagram app to the latest version to see if you got the feature on your account or not. Below are the steps to do so.

1. Open the Play Store or App Store on your device.

2. Type Instagram in the search box then hit enter.

3. Click on the Update button to download the latest version of the app (if you are using an Android phone, tap on Join Beta Program and wait for a few minutes before updating the app).

4. Once updated, open the app and check whether you got the feature or not.

Wait for the Feature to roll out for all

If you have not got the feature after updating the app, you need to wait for the feature to be released for everyone globally.

As of now, Instagram Notes is in the beta phase and only limited users have access to the feature. It’s not known when the platform will release for all users. Also, it’s not certain that Instagram will release the feature globally.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why didn’t I get the Notes on Instagram?

You have not received the Notes feature on the platform because it’s in the beta-testing phase and is not released to everyone yet. Hence, you need to wait for the public rollout.

Q. What are Instagram Notes for?

Instagram Notes allows users to post short notes of up to 60 characters to their “Close Friends” list or to followers they follow back. It disappears after 24 hours. Users can reply to notes by sending a direct message on the platform.

Q. Why are Instagram Notes not working?

Instagram Notes are not working because it’s not available in your location yet. Instagram said that they are testing the “Notes” feature with only a limited number of users. Hence, only a few people have the feature on the platform while others don’t.

Q. How do I Send a Note on Instagram?

If you have access to the new feature, you can easily send a quick note on the platform. To do so, open the app >> go to the DM section >> click on the plus icon to add a new note >> Choose to whom you want to share the note from close friends’ list or from your followers that you follow back >> Finally, share it.


So, these are the ways by which you can fix the Instagram Notes Not Showing. We hope the article helped you in getting the feature on your account.

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