Instagram is launching new features to prevent folks from sending you abusive direct messages (DM) and stop blocked users from contacting you from a new account.
If you want to spend some quality time with your Instagram followers or friends, try a group video chat. This cool feature lets you add up to four participants and use your camera, microphone, or typing skills during the chat.
While Instagram's group video chat has been around for a bit, that doesn’t mean you’ve given it a try yet. So if you’re a new Instagram user or just new to the group chat feature, here’s how to use it.
Aside from rolling out suggested posts in your feed this morning (which is related to the content you already follow), Instagram today also launched another new feature which aims to prevent accidental sharing of private posts and stories to people in direct messages.
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to Restrict (shadow-ban) another Instagram user. The feature comes with the intent to reduce the bullying that is apparently a big problem, especially among younger users. Instagram found that many people are reluctant to block or report others who are being offensive.
If you’ve just updated the Instagram app on iOS and want to use this new feature, we’ll show you how to Restrict a user in the Instagram app.
Instagram's standalone direct-messaging app, called "Direct from Instagram," will be killed off in the next few weeks, TechCrunch reports. A spokesperson for the Facebook-owned company has acknowledged that “We’re rolling back the test of the standalone Direct app”.
After launching video chat in its built-in messaging feature, aptly named Direct, earlier this summer, Facebook-owned Instagram today began rolling out voice messages.
Less than two weeks after previewing video chat in Direct along with a tweaked Explore tab, Instagram today updated its mobile app with support for these improvements.
Facebook-owned Instagram for iPhone and iPad yesterday began rolling out a trio of new features it previewed back in May, including video chat with up to four people at once via Direct, a redesigned Explore tab and fun new camera effects for your Stories.
Instagram on Thursday announced new ways to reply with photos and videos in Direct that the company hopes will help users conduct fun conversation with their friends in a more visually appealing manner, including one feature that permits you to send a split-screen reply.
Facebook-owned Instagram announced Monday that users can now save their own live-streamed Instagram videos to their iPhone. You can now tap Save in the upper-right corner of a finished live video to save the broadcast to the Photos library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The iPhone photography app will continue to remove live videos from the interface after you've watched them, but you can now hold onto any video to re-watch it later. These updates require Instagram 10.12, available free from App Store.
Tuesday, Facebook-owned Instagram launched some notable improvements for its private-messaging feature, called Instagram Direct.
Available in Instagram's 7.5 update, a free download in the App Store, Instagram Direct now supports threaded conversations and allows you to pick a photo from a user's feed to send to a friend or group privately as a Direct message.
And just like clockwork, Instagram's newly-updated mobile app is now live in the App Store with support for Instagram Direct, a new feature announced just an hour ago at the company's Share a Moment media event in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. This capability that some mistakenly refer to as a private messaging feature introduces much-needed granularity to sharing by allowing users to send a photo or video not only to a group of their Instagram followers, but also to those not following them on the service...