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      UPDATE: Instagram Rolls Out Many New DM Features to Make Messaging More Convenient, Threads gets New Feature

      Instagram has roll out many new features for its Direct Messaging (DM) section which are likely to improve private conversations and make the experience more personalised. This new Instagram DM features include an option to edit messages, chat pinning, read receipts controls, and many more.

      Meta’s newest social media platform Threads has also receive new gesture-based controls for its app.

      This new features arrive just days after Instagram adds a new lock screen widget for iOS that lets users quickly click a picture or shoot a video for Stories.

      New Features of Instagram

      Instagram announce the new features via a blog post, highlighting that private messaging remains one of the main ways users connect daily and these new features are aim to improve the overall experience.

      One of the most notable features is the edit option for messages.

      Same as WhatsApp, Instagram will also allow users to edit a message for up to 15 minutes after it has been sent.

      To edit a message, users should press and hold the sent message and once the dropdown menu shows up, select edit.

      Pinning chats to the top of the inbox is also getting a tweak.

      You can now pin up to three chats, either group or individual for ease of access.

      To pin a chat, simply swipe left or press and hold on a chat in the inbox screen and select the pin option.

      With this update, users will finally get more control over read receipts, which will add to their privacy on the platform.

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      You can now turn off read receipts for all chats or a few selected ones.

      How to turn off read receipts for all chats?

      Follow These Steps :

      • Go to Account Settings 
      • Now find Messages and story replies 
      • Then go to Show read receipts
      • Toggle it on or off.

      How to turn off read receipts For individual chats?

      Follow These Steps :

      • You will need to go to the specific chat where they want to turn off the read receipts.
      • Tap on their name
      • Select Privacy and safety.
      • In the list, find the Read receipts option
      • Toggle it off.

      The controls work the same way on both Android and iOS.

      Also, Instagram has add a way for users to save their favourite stickers and make them show up at the top of the sticker screen.

      To do this, users simply need to press and hold the prefer sticker and it will automatically be saved.

      Also, three new themes, Love, Lollipop, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, have also added.

      New Features of Threads

      As per a report, Threads has also receive an interesting feature.

      When using the app and scrolling through the For You tab, you will be able to swipe right to like a post and swipe left to hide it.

      The feature reportedly only works in this specific environment, and it is not certain whether it will be adds to other sections of the app.

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