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What is the new Instagram update? 7 Added Messaging Features Explained

Instagram is constantly adding new and exciting features to keep its users entertained.

Changes to messaging, reels, algorithms, feeds, and settings happen all the time, but the latest update affects messaging.

The app just released an interesting new update in March 2022 that added seven new messaging features.

Read on to find out more…

Instagram announces new messaging features

On March 31, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri took to Twitter announce a variety of new messaging features with the latest update of the app.

“Earlier this year I spoke about how important messaging is to the future of Instagram. So today I wanted to go through some hidden gems, new messaging features you might not know about,” he said.

Instagram also revealed the new features in a blog post, where they said:

“Today we are introducing seven new messaging features. As we announced late last year, we are investing heavily in messaging on Instagram to give you a more seamless and fun way to connect with your closest friends.”

“This announcement is part of our ongoing work to improve the way you connect and share with your closest friends,” the social media site continued.

what’s new

There are a total of seven new messaging features…

  • Answer while browsing: This feature lets you reply to a message without going to your inbox, meaning you can reply instantly while scrolling through your feed.
  • Send to friends quickly: You can now share posts with friends more effortlessly by tapping and holding the share button.
  • See who’s online: At the top of your inbox you can see who’s online and chatting.
  • Play, pause and play again: New integrations with Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify mean you can now share a 30-second preview of a song with your friends in a DM.
  • Send messages silently: You can now send messages without notifying friends by adding “@silent” to your message.
  • Keep it on the Lo-Fi: With the new Lo-Fi Chat theme you can change your chat background to a relaxing image of a city skyline and a cat.
  • Create a poll with your team: With the new update you can also create a poll within a group chat.

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Only available in selected countries

Instagram has announced that the new messaging features are currently only available in certain countries. However, there are plans to roll them out worldwide.

At the moment it is not clear in which countries the features will be available, but Instagram is called:

“These new features are available in select countries and plan to roll out globally. This is part of our ongoing work to improve connection and sharing with your closest friends. Stay tuned for more fun ways to connect.”

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