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Facebook introduces new Messenger experience to Instagram DMs

By Cookie Monster - on 30 Sep 2020, 10:04pm

Facebook introduces new Messenger experience to Instagram DMs

Facebook is officially merging Messenger and Instagram chats. 

To ensure that users enjoy the best messaging experience on Messenger and Instagram, Facebook is bringing some of the best Messenger features to Instagram. 

Instagram users can decide whether to update immediately to the new messaging experience. Messages and calls from friends and family using Instagram will stay in the Instagram app. People using Messenger app can now reach their friends on Instagram without having to download a new app.

The new messaging experience comes with 10 new features:

  1. Watch Together: You can watch videos on Facebook Watch, IGTV, Reels (coming soon!), TV shows, movies and more with friends and family members during a video call. 
     
  2. Vanish Mode: An option to make seen messages disappear after they're seen or when you close the chat. 
     
  3. Selfie stickers: Create a series of bommerang stickers with your seflie to use in chats. 
     
  4. Chat colours: Customise your chats with different colour gradients. 
     
  5. Custom Emoji Reactions: You can create shortcuts of favourite emojis to react to messages.
     
  6. Forwarding: Share content with up to five friends or groups. 
     
  7. Replies: Reply directly to a specific message in the chat while keeping the conversation going.
     
  8. Animated Message Effects: Make your messages come to live with animated send effects.
     
  9. Message Controls: Determine who can message you directly, and who can't message you at all. 
     
  10. Enhanced Reporting and Blocking Updates: The ability to report full conversations in addition to individual messages on Instagram, and receive proactive blocking suggestions across Instagram and Messenger.

These new features will be coming to Instagram and Messenger in some countriees, and will expand globally soon. 

Source: Facebook

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