Notes are all of the reblogs, likes, and replies that a post has received.
To understand how notes work, tap or click the note count on any post and allow us to walk you through the remarkable notes ecosystem.
First, the basics:
- Notes are ordered chronologically, with the oldest note (always the original poster) at the top.
- When you open the notes view, you go straight to the bottom (where the newest notes are) so you can see the most recent activity.
- To refresh the notes view and see if any newer notes have been added, leave the notes view and re-open it (we plan to make this even easier in a future iteration).
Replies and reblogs with captions get a special visual treatment so you can easily keep up with the conversation:
- If someone replies or reblogs a post and adds a new caption, those pieces of conversation show up in the notes.
- You can reply to a post right from within its notes view in case you want to add your thoughts to the conversation that’s taking place.
- When you reply to a post (or reblog with a comment), you'll be automatically subscribed to notifications about that post, so you can keep up with the conversation. Not interested? Just tap the lightning bolt icon at the top right of the notes view.
If a post gets a few notes, by the way, they’ll probably look a little different (keep in mind that this part only applies to posts made after 3/17/16):
- If a post has less than two likes or reblogs, or has no replies or reblogs with captions: You’ll see a simple chronological list of all the notes the post has gotten.
- If a post has at least two likes or reblogs, and has at least one reply or reblog with a caption: When you open the notes view, only the replies and reblogs with captions are displayed, so you can read (and reply to) them more easily. At the top, you’ll see a summary of the total number of likes and reblogs—tap or click it for a chronological list of all your other notes.