Instagram is rolling out voice messaging support to all users across the world, the corporate has confirmed. With the new feature, that was 1st tipped earlier this year, users can simply send brief voice messages to a different user in private, a feature already obtainable on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Instagram confirmed the new feature’s arrival during a tweet this morning, revealing that it’s obtainable in Direct as a new way to Direct Message (DM) someone. The new feature will increase accessibility for people who might struggle to send text-based messages, additionally providing a lot of personal way for someone to send a friend or loved one a message.
The feature is more or less clone of the one obtainable in Facebook Messenger; with it, users press and hold the mike button, speak their message, and then unleash the button to send it. Users receive the message with visible sound waves and a ‘Play’ button. The audio message is played directly within the Instagram app.
News of Instagram’s audio message feature 1st appeared via TechCrunch four months ago, calling it a walky-talky feature. whether or not the feature will prove popular with Instagram users is yet to be seen. The service has traditionally been viewed as a way to share photography, however, Instagram has more and more pushed beyond that box, adding everything from videos to searching.
Having a voice message possibility within apps dedicated to messaging, like WhatsApp, is welcomed, but several users still prefer text-based messages, which may be read in silence instead of requiring the user to connect earbuds for an equivalent privacy. Some Instagram users have criticized the new feature as unnecessary and unwanted.
The platform users for an extended time have wanted options like desktop access to Direct and chronological feed. chronological feed reduces the clutter and lets the user explore unseen posts during a wide-range timeline. Users have needed this feature for a long time ago.
Small businesses want the ‘Swipe Up’ option. Apparently, all business accounts don’t qualify for the ‘Swipe Up’. Either having 10K+ followers or being a verified account would qualify a business account for having the ‘Swipe Up’ option. Smaller businesses lose out on early growth because of this parameter.
Instagram had to bring in the voice messaging feature a while, though the main target should be on the features their users need.