Instagram's Direct Messaging Upgrade

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Instagram's Direct Messaging Upgrade

By Dan Ochwat - 02/25/2019

Instagram spruced up how users use its direct messaging feature, allowing them to now add GIFs to messages. Users can click a GIF button in the bar shown when composing a message, and it takes the user to a host of videos powered by the GIPHY website. Users can also now send a direct message using voice (giving the thumbs a rest). A user holds the microphone button and talks out the message to be typed, or the user can open up the DM section, hold the phone to their ear, wait for a beep and talk into the phone just like leaving a voicemail.