Written byMackenzie Taylor
What are the new Instagram messaging features?
- Reply while you browse: Instead of being sent back to your inbox when you receive a message while you’re browsing your feed, you can now reply while scrolling. Easy and convenient.
- Quickly share to friends: By tapping and holding the share button, you can quickly reshare posts to your friends.
- See who’s online: Similar to Facebook, you’ll now be able to see who is currently online when you’re on Instagram.*
- Send some music: You’ll be able to share a 30-second preview of a song with friends quickly.
- Send messages quietly: If you’re looking to send a message to a friend without notifying them, add @silent to your message.
- Lo-Fi chats: There is now a lo-fi chat theme to make your conversations more personal.
- Create polls: You can now create polls with your friends within messaging! So those nights when none of you can decide where you want to go to dinner? Send a poll over in the group chat.
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