Instagram gets new messaging features: users can now send silent messages and share music previews

Instagram brings several new features to improve users’ messaging experience. The photo and video sharing platform added the ability to reply to messages while browsing and introduced the ability to send a message silently. Instagram has also integrated with music streaming platforms to allow users to share 30-second song previews in chat. Moreover, you can quickly share posts with friends by long-pressing the share button. With the latest update, Instagram will display contacts available online at the top of the inbox. There are also new features for customizations as well as options for polling in group chats.

Meta announced the addition of the new Instagram messaging features on Thursday via a blog post. With the latest update, Instagram users can reply to messages without accessing the inbox while browsing feeds. It also adds a new quick send option that allows users to quickly share a post with friends by simply long pressing the share button. Additionally, Instagram has added new online indicators in the DM (direct message) panel to show which of your contacts are currently online.

Instagram is also adding new features to personalize message threads. These include new discussion threads, silent messages, and polls in group chats. The social media platform has partnered with Apple Music and Amazon Music to allow users to share 30-second song previews in chats. The receiver can listen to audio directly from the chat window. This feature will soon be supported by Spotify, Meta said.

The silent messages feature, recently announced on Facebook Messenger, is now also available on Instagram. This will allow you to send a message without notifying other recipients. In addition, there is also a new “lo-fi” chat theme. Additionally, Instagram has added support for creating polls directly in group chats.

Currently, Instagram is rolling out most of the new features in “select countries,” but they’re expected to reach global audiences later.

The new developments are part of Instagram’s ongoing efforts to improve user communication on the platform. In December last year, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced the company would be focusing on messaging and doubling down on controls to improve transparency while listing overall company goals for 2022.

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