Instagram could soon add a file-sharing option on DM

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A new option that will enable users to share files on DM is on the card. What that means is that you will soon be able to send and receive files from your contacts while using the direct message feature.

The test was discovered by reliable app researcher, Alessandro Paluzzi. The upcoming feature, according to Paluzzi, will let you send a file to a contact as an attachment in DM.

This only makes sense because Meta, the parent company, is already working on integrating its apps. With users on WhatsApp and Messenger able to send and receive files, a file-sharing feature on Instagram becomes a normal thing.

I expect this to be launched anytime soon considering the fact that Instagram is part of Meta’s plan to have its messaging apps accessible to users without restrictions.

A couple of days ago, Instagram announced some new features for DM, including message editing and pinned chats. These are key additions and part of Meta’s plans to encourage messaging on the platform.

Message Editing:

Instagram is adding message editing, which will enable you to update your DM for up to 15 minutes after sending it. The feature is similar to one launched sometimes last year by WhatsApp.

Pinned Chats:

Instagram has also rolled out a new update that allows you to pin up to three chats at the top of your DM inbox. With this, you can easily access your most important discussions.

Switch on Read Receipt:

Instagram has also added the ability to switch on read receipts for either all DM chats or specific threads. The company has also added new themes to customize your engagement.

Save your favorite stickers;

Users can now save their favorite stickers in the app, which will keep them at the top of the sticker tray. This will make it easier to add them to your DMs.

 Instagram has also added a new DM filter, which will help creators filter messages to only allow direct messages from people they follow.

The new “People you follow” option, which has now been added, will enable you to prioritize DMs from only the profiles that you have chosen to follow.

This new update could come in very handy for people who receive a lot of DMs. This will ensure that they do not miss any messages from the people they follow or consider a priority.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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