Instagram has been introducing fresh features every other week to keep it relevant. Now you can reply to DMs directly from your feed.
The new feature allows you to reply while you browse. You can now reply without going to your inbox and losing your place in the feed. You can even quickly share with friends. Reshare interesting content without interrupting the Instagram experience involves tapping and holding the share button and then you can reshare posts to your closest friends. Or see who’s online: At the top of your inbox, you can see who’s free to chat at that moment.
There are new experiences and customisation even in your message threads. First, you can play, pause, and re-play (enabled by integrations with Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify coming soon, you can now share a 30-second preview of a song, and your friends can listen directly from the chat window). Second, send messages quietly (without notifying friends late at night or when they’re busy by adding ‘@silent’ in your message). Third, keep it on the lo-fi (the new lo-fi chat theme will make your conversations feel more personal). Fourth, create a poll with your squad (one of Messenger’s most beloved group chat features to Instagram so you can create a poll directly in your group chat).