Instagram Rolls Out WalkieTalkie Voice Messaging

first_imgStay on target Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsFall For the Viral Instagram Hoax? So Did Lots of Celebs Now you can talk to your Insta friends without starting live chats. A direct-messaging, walkie-talkie feature, as seen in Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, is being rolled out on Instagram on Monday.This audio message feature works similarly to the built-in audio feature in Apple’s Messages application. Users simply hold down the microphone button to record a short voice message, which then appears in the chat as an audio wave form, according to TechCrunch.Photo Credit: InstagramVoice messages can be up to one-minute long, and can stay permanently listenable rather than disappearing. The feature is also available worldwide for one-on-one and group chats, and on both iOS and Android.“Talk the way you want to be heard, whether by whispering what you’re up to or shouting a compliment,” Instagram posted on Twitter.This a welcome feature for Instagrammers who are increasingly using the app as their main chat platform, and those who want the same convenient, texting-free messaging features seen in Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.The feature could also be popular with users in countries with languages that aren’t easily compatible with smartphone keyboards, according to TechCrunch.More on Geek.com:Apple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps of 2018Instagram Now Lets You Share Stories With Close FriendsGuy’s $650 World Series Tickets Stolen By Scammer Through Instagram Photolast_img

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