All new features that Facebook has added to Instagram or will be adding soon to Instagram DMs with Messenger Integration are enlisted here.
Facebook has recently integrated its Messanger, the instant messaging platform, with Instagram’s Direct Messages. This move allowed users to have a merge messaging platform. Besides, to help users messaging folks on a single platform, the company has introduced many new Instagram features such as disappearing messages, reactions, selfie stickers, chat colors, and much more to Instagram.
Contacting Facebook friends from Instagram and vice versa
The integration has made possible a Watch together feature, allowing users to watch videos on Facebook Watch, movies, IGTV, and much more with their contacts while they are on a video call.
The company brought a feature to provide ‘Vanishing Mode,’ allowing users to send messages that disappear once they are seen or after the chat is closed, just like Snapchat messages.
Selfie Stickers and custom emojis
With the new Instagram features, users can create a series of stickers from their selfies. Moreover, these can be later used while making chats. Even custom emoji sets can now be created, which can be approached via a custom shortcut.
Also, users can customize their chat windows with color gradients and other add-ons. This way, they can personalize chat windows separately or together.
The new update also allows Instagram users to forward messages to up to five users via the chat window.
Even users are given the option to select and reply to specific messages like in WhatsApp and Telegram. It will put the original message inside a box atop their answer message.
Animated effect messages
Moreover, users can now send and receive animated send effects in the chat window.
To enhance the chat security, Facebook also provided the Message control feature. It allows users to select who can send messages directly and who cannot. It also allows them to decide which statements go into which category of the inbox. Also, it is up to the users to control if contact can message them at all or not.