Instagram Introduces 7 New Messaging Features for DMs

Instagram’s New Messaging Features

Instagram has introduced several new features designed to make communicating on the app even easier.

From polls to immersive content sharing, it’s all going down in the DMs.

Here’s a full rundown of every new feature:

  1. Reply while you browse: Quickly reply to a message without having to leave the Instagram Home feed.

  2. Quickly send to friends: Re-share content without navigating away from the Instagram Home feed by tapping and holding the share button.

  3. See who’s online: See who’s free to chat at the top of your inbox list.

  4. Share a song: Share a 30-second preview of a song via integrations with Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify (coming soon).

  5. Send messages quietly: Send messages without notifying friends by adding “@silent” in your message.

  6. Switch theme: Try out the new lo-fi chat theme.

  7. Create a poll in group messages: Create a poll directly in a group chat to survey your friends.

Source: @Instagram

These features are currently being rolled out to users in select countries, with the goal to be rolled out more widely in the coming weeks and months. If you don’t have access yet, sit tight.

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Source:, originally published on 2022-04-04 12:18:19