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Instagram would allow you to chat with friends while watching a live broadcast

Instagram Logo. (photo: ThirteenBits)
Instagram Logo. (photo: ThirteenBits)

Instagram keep working on functions that will improve communication between users; one of the company’s objectives for this 2022, has been confirmed by the company manager himself, Adam Mosseri.

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The social networkwe must remember, has begun to enable new direct messages, including the ability to reply to specific chats, change the background of the conversation, or react with emojis. It also announced some new features coming soon, like the ability to participate in voting in group chats.

All this, moreover, while develops a new function related to chats in live broadcasts which may come very soon. Specifically, the social network plans to add an option that allows users chat with each other while watching a live broadcast. Everything indicates that this function is designed so that two or more friends can comment on this ‘live’ in private.

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Namely, no need to write anything in the comments section of the live stream (since they are visible to everyone) and no need to leave the broadcast to chat from the Instagram message section (DM).

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chat between two users on Instagram when they are watching a live broadcast. (photo: Twitter/Alessandro Paluzzi)
chat between two users on Instagram when they are watching a live broadcast. (photo: Twitter/Alessandro Paluzzi)

The screenshot of the function, shared by the developer Alessandro Paluzzi, reveals that the option will be in the bottom menu, next to this share stream icon. Instagram’s private broadcast chat button opens a kind of pop-up window that can be hide or show at any time with a gesture.

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In this way, users can continue to watch the live broadcast and write messages if necessary. On the other hand, this feature includes a button to add members to chat. In addition, each user will be able to leave the chat with an option that appears next to their name.

Direct messages on Instagram continue to receive improvements

Currently Instagram has not yet shared details about this future feature. However, the screenshot reflects that it is in development, so it could come out in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the social network continues to add news to its direct messages. Some of them are really useful.

For example, it will soon be possible respond to Instagram feed messages, which will prevent users from losing what they are watching. Silent messages can also be sent. In this way the sender will have the option not to disturb the receiver if he thinks he is asleep or just busy.

The platform owned by Goal also wants users spend more time in the publications section, and it will do so with interactive stickers and widgets; What votesComing soon.

Reply to messages directly from the feed. (photo: Instagram)
Reply to messages directly from the feed. (photo: Instagram)

2 infallible tricks to make Instagram Stories like an influencer

Instagram Stories are a quick and easy way to share moments and experiences using text, music, stickers, and GIFs. The following tips will allow users to take advantage of the full potential of the platform, allowing stories to stand out from the rest:

– Add new templates to Instagram

Instagram templates can be installed to give more difference and exclusivity to the Stories.

To do this, you need to download the app Unfold Story Templates in Androideither Crehana for iPhone.

With either app, users can get a library of hundreds of templates with lots of effects and fonts to apply to stories.

Templates for Instagram. (photo: Crehana
Templates for Instagram. (photo: Crehana

– Hide hashtags

Hashtags, while useful, can dirty history a bit, so using this simple method they can be hidden while maintaining their functionality without covering our content.

To do this, simply place them behind a gif or emoji or, more obviously, set the fill color the same as the background, making them invisible to followers but not to Instagram.

Hashtags on Instagram. (photo: Spaghetti Code)
Hashtags on Instagram. (photo: Spaghetti Code)

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