Instagram Is Internally Testing a Feature Called Candid Challenges

The feature looks extremely similar to BeReal.

Tech
5,961 Hypes 5 Comments

Instagram is running tests on a new feature called Candid Challenges. The feature, which has yet to be released, was discovered by mobile developer and reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi.

Candid Challenges appears to look a lot like the photo sharing app BeReal. The social media presents users with a daily notification at a random time throughout the day, challenging them to immediately share a photo of themselves and their surroundings within a two-minute window. While the France-based app was launched in 2020, it became popular with majority Gen Z users around mid 2022.

Screenshots posted by Paluzzi show that Candid Challenges will ask Instagram users to capture and share a photo within two minutes at a different time each day. They can also add the Candids of others to their story tray.

According to Paluzzi, users will only be able to use the dual camera located on the back of a phone to take their Candid.

An Instagram spokesperson confirmed to Engadget that the feature is an “internal prototype” that is currently “not testing externally,” meaning that no users have access to Candid Challenges just yet.

In other tech news, NASA has released audio of what a black hole sounds like.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Instagram Is Testing Out a Feature That Lets Users Repost Others’ Content
Tech

Instagram Is Testing Out a Feature That Lets Users Repost Others’ Content

Currently available to a small group of select users.

Instagram Rolls Out Short Text Posts Called ‘Notes’
Tech

Instagram Rolls Out Short Text Posts Called ‘Notes’

Users can share Notes of up to 60 characters.

Instagram Now Has a Quiet Mode
Tech

Instagram Now Has a Quiet Mode

The company will prompt teens to use the feature when they spend a certain amount of time on Instagram at night.


Instagram Is Explaining to Users Why Their Posts Are Shadowbanned
Tech

Instagram Is Explaining to Users Why Their Posts Are Shadowbanned

Giving users more context in a new update.

ASICS Brings Back the Gel-Lyte III in a New Wisteria Style
Footwear 

ASICS Brings Back the Gel-Lyte III in a New Wisteria Style

Presented by ASICS
The tried and true silhouette re-emerges with emphasis on comfort and a healthy mind and body.

Kanye West Files New Logo Trademark for Clothing
Fashion

Kanye West Files New Logo Trademark for Clothing

The trademark application reveals a dark blue, rough-edged circle emblem.

New Clip From Lil Baby Documentary 'UNTRAPPED' Touches on His Escape From a Harsh Upbringing
Music

New Clip From Lil Baby Documentary 'UNTRAPPED' Touches on His Escape From a Harsh Upbringing

The docu premieres on Prime Video this August.

Adidas Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival with Festive Samba and Campus Releases
Footwear 

Adidas Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival with Festive Samba and Campus Releases

The London-based Caribbean carnival kicks off this weekend.

adidas Originals Taps Into NMD’s Innovative History for Latest Forward-Thinking Silhouette
Footwear 

adidas Originals Taps Into NMD’s Innovative History for Latest Forward-Thinking Silhouette

Presented by adidas Originals
The NMD_V3 arrives in a visually charged Hypebeast campaign.


Reuben Dangoor Is Taking His London Roots to the Basketball Court
Sports 

Reuben Dangoor Is Taking His London Roots to the Basketball Court

The British artist talks about his relationship with the NBA, his love for British culture and how he intends to take his talents to America.

Up Close with Jayson Tatum's Ford Mustang Air Jordan 14 PE
Footwear

Up Close with Jayson Tatum's Ford Mustang Air Jordan 14 PE

Inspired by the Celtics’ star’s beloved custom ride.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Our Legacy, Arc’teryx, Palace and more.

Official Images of the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Nike Air Max 97 in Black
Footwear

Official Images of the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Nike Air Max 97 in Black

An artfully weathered take on the seminal late ’90s runner.

LOEWE's Fall 2022 Face T-shirts are a Mixed Reflection
Fashion

LOEWE's Fall 2022 Face T-shirts are a Mixed Reflection

Featuring screaming and grinning model faces encrusted in glass crystals.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.