Instagram introduced 7 new messaging features on its platform. Messaging features include the ability to share music previews, the ability to send silent messages, the ability to see who can chat online and more. Giving information about the same, Instagram said in a blog post, “We are introducing seven new messaging features. As we announced late last year, we are investing more in messaging on Instagram to help us achieve the same. To help you connect with a close friend in more easy and fun ways.”
1. Reply While you Browse: Received a new message while browsing your feed? Now you can reply without going to your inbox and losing your location. This new feature makes it so much easier and more convenient to chat on the app.
2. Quickly send to friends: You can re-share interesting content without disrupting their Instagram experience. By tapping and holding the share button, you can easily reshare the post to your closest friends.
3. See who’s online: At the top of your inbox, you can see who’s free to chat at that time, which helps you find opportunities to connect with friends.
4. Play, pause, and re-play: Enabled by integration with Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify, coming soon, you can now share a 30-second preview of the song you mind playing Can’t pull out, and your friends can listen directly from your chat.
5. Send silent messages: Message friends without being notified by adding “@silent” to your message late at night or when they are busy. Now you can contact without worrying about sending unwanted notifications.
6. Keep it on the lo-fi: Feeling chill? Try the new lo-fi chat theme to make your conversations feel more personal.
7. Create a poll with your squad: Deciding where to go to dinner or what time to meet? Instagram is bringing one of Messenger’s most loved group chat features to the app so you can create polls directly in your group chats.
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