Say 👋 to Messenger: Introducing New Messaging Features for Instagram
Today, we’re announcing an update to Instagram DMs by introducing a new Messenger experience on the app. Messaging has come a long way since we first brought it to Instagram. We’ve been exploring how messaging should evolve as we grow. On Facebook’s family of apps alone, people send more than 100 billion messages to their friends and family each day. These days, we rely on video calls to hang out with friends, send memes and GIFs to communicate what we really think (but can’t always say), and share funny photos and voice notes to stay in touch.
More than a billion people already use Messenger as a place to share, hang out and express themselves with family and friends. People on Instagram can decide whether to update immediately to this new experience.
The Best of Messenger
Every day, more than 10 million people customize their chat threads in Messenger with custom colors and nicknames. You’ll be able to use custom emoji reactions, and soon, message effects to put more emotion and visual flair behind your reactions and messages.
Some features such as custom emoji reactions and selfie stickers will be available on Instagram first and will come to Messenger soon after.
Privacy and Safety
With this new update, you’ll have choice and controls to manage your privacy, including whether message requests go to your Chats list, your Message Requests folder, or whether you receive them at all. You can learn more about your privacy here.
Sep 30, 2020 at 20:13