How To Get Notes On Instagram?

Instagram Notes are short text-based messages that users can post to their followers or close friend lists. They are similar to status updates on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and now X. You can only add 60 characters to notes, which will disappear after 24 hours once you post them. But do you know how to receive notes on Instagram? If you cannot see the notes feature on Instagram, don’t lose your heart. Many users on Instagram have complained about not getting the notes feature. In this detailed blog post, we will explain some methods that you can use to get notes on Instagram.

What Is The Purpose Of Instagram Notes?

The primary purpose of Instagram notes is to allow users to share thoughts or activities in short and simple words. Unlike Instagram stories, where you can share visual content, Instagram notes only allow you to share written content. Instagram notes allow you to write messages up to 60 characters long.

Is There A Difference Between Instagram Notes And Instagram Stories?

Many users on Instagram are confused between Instagram stories and Instagram notes. Is there any difference between them, or are they both the same?

Yes, both Instagram notes and Instagram stories are different from each other. Their formats differ significantly from each other. Instagram notes are text-based, while Instagram stories contain videos, texts, and photos.

Secondly, Instagram Notes are only limited to 60 characters, while the character limit for Instagram Stories is 2200.

Thirdly, Instagram notes are only visible to people you follow back, while stories are visible to all your followers.

How To Get Notes On Instagram?

To access the notes feature on Instagram, sign in to your account and tap the message icon in the upper right corner of your screen. All of your messages will be displayed on this screen. Above your messages, you will see your profile picture with the + icon on top of it. “Your note” will be shown below your profile picture.

To add a note, just tap on the + icon and then add something you want to share as a note.

Different Methods Of Getting Notes On Instagram

If you cannot see Instagram notes following the above methods, you can try the following methods to get your notes on Instagram.

1. Update Your Instagram App

Instagram Notes is a new feature on the platform, so you must have the latest version of Instagram to get this feature. If you are using an older version of Instagram, you might not be able to see the notes feature on your screen. To update the Instagram app on your Android device, follow the following steps.

  1. Open your Google Play Store.
  2. Now, search for Instagram in the search bar.
  3. After searching, tap Instagram.
  4. Lastly, tap on Update.

After updating your Instagram app, check if you can see the notes feature.

2. Change Your Profile To Professional

When you change your Instagram profile from personal to professional, many features become available automatically. Many users on Instagram have said that they got the Notes feature when they changed their profile from personal to professional.

You can switch your profile settings from personal to professional by following these steps.

  1. To begin, sign in to your Instagram account and tap the profile picture located in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Step two involves tapping on the three horizontal bars located at the upper right corner of your mobile phone.
  3. Next, tap the “Settings and Privacy button.
  4. Click on Account Type and Tools after swiping down.
  5. Now, press the “Switch to professional account” button.
  6. Continuously tap on “Continue” until you see “Done.”
  7. Then tap “Next,” and then on the next screen, tap on “Creator.”

Once you switch your account from personal to professional, check if you can see the “Notes” feature.

3. Delete And Reinstall

If the above two methods do not work for you in getting Instagram notes, we have a third solution. It is the simplest method, but it works most of the time.

To follow this method, you need to uninstall your Instagram app. Restart your phone and look for Instagram in the Play Store after uninstalling. Install the Instagram app, and then log in by entering your credentials. After following these steps, you can check if the Instagram notes are available.

4. Contact Instagram Support Center

If none of the above methods solve your problem of getting Instagram notes, then we have no option but to contact the Instagram support center. To contact the Instagram support center, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to Instagram and tap on your profile picture in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. In the second step, tap on three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Now, select “Settings and Privacy.”
  4. Scroll down and press the “Help” button.
  5. On the following screen, select “Report a problem.”
  6. Now, choose “Report a problem without shaking.” Tap on “Include and Continue.”
  7. Here, write about your problem of not getting Instagram notes, and also attach some screenshots that show that the notes feature is missing on your profile.


How long do notes last on Instagram?

According to the official Instagram report, notes on Instagram remain for 24 hours. However, you can delete it within 24 hours. If you don’t delete it within 24 hours, it will automatically disappear after 24 hours.

Can you see who viewed my notes?

Currently, it is not possible to see who viewed your notes.

Can I reply to Instagram notes?

Yes, it is possible to reply to Instagram notes. You can reply to Instagram notes by tapping the “Reply” button.

Can I report notes?

Yes, Instagram allows its users to report notes on Instagram. You can report notes by tapping on the “More” button (three dots) and selecting “Report.”


To conclude, Instagram Notes is an excellent feature for updating your close friends about your recent activities. You can also share your ideas and thoughts while using Instagram notes. But sometimes, users cannot see the notes feature on their Instagram accounts. To get Instagram notes on your account, follow the methods mentioned earlier. Let us know in the comments section if any of the above methods work for you in getting Instagram notes.

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Lyra Wilson
Lyra Wilson

Hey, I'm Lyra Wilson. I'm a digital marketer and a writer with the concept of "Content is King". I love to talk about the digital transformation of businesses and how the advertising world has upgraded from conventional methods to digital platforms. I'm here to solve common problems that content creators face on different platforms.

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