If you’ve ever found it difficult to remember where to find a certain conversation thread, this new Facebook update which eliminates the need of having multiple apps will definitely make your life easier.
As of last week, Facebook announced that it will be introducing new cross-messaging functionality by connecting Messenger with Instagram’s Direct Messages, allowing users to have a unified messaging platform. This move is considered a part of Facebook’s plan to integrate its messaging platforms Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram which could be a major shift for social media. According to Facebook:
“People are communicating in private spaces now more than ever. More than a billion people already use Messenger as a place to share, hang out, and express themselves with family and friends. That’s why we’re connecting the Messenger and Instagram experience to bring some of the best Messenger features to Instagram – so you have access to the best messaging experience, no matter which app you use.”
In addition to bringing the best features from the messenger to Instagram Direkt like replying to a specific message or forwarding a message, Facebook has brought multiple features including disappearing messages, selfie stickers, reactions, chat colors, and more to Instagram. Today we will be taking a look at all of the new features that Facebook has added or will be adding soon to Instagram DMs with Messenger Integration.
So here are some of the most exciting features that will be available on the new Instagram Messenger:
Vanish Mode -This feature will allow users to send messages that automatically disappear after they’re seen or when you choose to close a chat.
With this integration, Instagram will enable users to join Watch Together parties focused on IGTV, Reels, TV shows, and movies, all while you’re on a video call.
Selfie Stickers – Facebook stated that these stickers are a special mix between selfies,
Boomerang, and emojis, and give a new interesting way to react to conversations.
Chat Colors – This will allow users to personalize their messages with fun color gradients.
Message Controls – With this security feature, users can control who can messages them directly and who cannot message them at all.
Watch this video to learn all about the tips and tricks of these new features:
Facebook has already started testing these new features on Instagram and Messenger in a few countries around the world and is planning to roll them out globally soon.
However, it will still be up to Instagram users to decide whether they would like to update immediately to this new experience or not.
Have you tried any of these new features yet? If not has this article tempted you into updating to this new messaging experience? Connect with us on Social Media to let us know what you think.