Wondering how to join the new Instagram Candid Challenges? We've got you covered.
After AR filters like the hand and face effect, Instagram is trying out new features to keep the users engaged. Instagram Candid Challenges is the latest feature the photo-sharing app is testing in a bid to make the app more fun and interesting for its users.
So, what is this new feature all about? And how can you participate in the Candid Challenges? Let's learn more about the Instagram Candid Challenges!
What Is The Instagram Candid Challenges?
Typically, Instagram users post carefully curated photos of themselves looking their finest or doing something interesting. But the new Instagram Candid Challenges will give users the opportunity to share a more real version of themselves with others.
As the word "candid" in the name suggests, the idea of this challenge is to catch you off guard or unprepared. The new feature is similar to the core concept of BeReal.
Instagram users participating in Candid Challenges will receive a notification at a different time each day to snap a photo of themselves and their surroundings within a two-minute window. Like BeReal, you can't predict the time the notification comes, so you can't stage or plan ahead.
Upon clicking the notification, the Instagram camera will open with both front and rear-facing shooters, allowing the users to take a photo or video using the phone's front and back cameras simultaneously. Content shared via the challenges will appear in the Stories tray.
So, that's how it works. Are you interested in taking part in a candid challenge? Well then, let's take a look at how you can join this new challenge.
How To Do The Instagram Candid Challenges
As it stands, the Instagram Candid Challenge is in the testing phase, hence not yet available. Meta spokesperson Christine Pai told The Verge that the "feature is an internal prototype, and not testing externally.”
There’s no definite timeline for when it will be made public, but since a prototype has been developed, we can expect the feature to be publicly available in the coming months. For now, you can try out BeReal, which came up with this idea originally.
The BeReal app notifies screenshots, unlike Instagram, so you will know if someone has saved your embarrassing or unflattering photos. The app is available for free on both Google Play Store and App Store.
Since you are here, have a look at how you can view Instagram Stories anonymously.