Instagram is known to be adding a lot of features to its platform and yesterday it introduced a new feature that will give its users the ability to send and receive voice messages in its Direct Messages. This feature has been in development for months, and it’s now finally live.
Instagram shared the release of its voice messaging feature for DMs through Twitter, giving its users yet another fantastic way to communicate with friends and family. This newly added feature enables you to record up to one-minute long voice messages and then share them in private or in a group conversations.
Starting today, you can send voice messages in Direct. Talk the way you want to be heard, whether by whispering what you’re up to or shouting a compliment. pic.twitter.com/3rkdQneNXO
— Instagram (@instagram) December 10, 2018
Though the platform is late in bringing this feature which has existed in other messaging platforms for years, it has finally decided to perk up Direct Message which was rumoured to be turned into a standalone app not long ago. Let us see how this new feature work right here:
How to Send Voice Messages on Instagram?
Launch your Instagram app, navigate to a conversation from the Direct Messaging tab in the top right corner to see the new ‘Microphone’ icon in the message box.
You will need to hold down the microphone button to be able to record voice messages and then swipe up to lock the recording process.
If you are not happy with the content of the record, slide to the ‘trash can’ icon on the far left corner to discard the recorded message and then record a new one. Voice Messages are sent immediately and automatically once your finger is released from the microphone icon.
The introduction of this voice messaging feature looks very much like how it does in WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger and is currently rolling out to both Android and iOS users, so you should expect it to show up in the coming days. This adds another dimension to messaging on Instagram, which is turning out to be quite feature-packed and rivals Facebook regarding what users can do.