Instagram has added a feature to send voice notes to its direct messages. This allows users to send audio messages of up to one minute in private and group chats. This simple and convenient addition makes communication easier.
Users with this feature can record messages by pressing and holding the microphone button. It is automatically sent when you release the button. If you don't want to send it or want to save it again, you can drag your finger to the trash can button to delete it. Instagram is a bit behind the game, as Facebook, its parent company, has had a voicemail feature on its Messenger platform for years. Voicemail messages are fast becoming the preferred method of communication on messaging platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp, and this new addition may be a welcome feature for some users. Alternatively, voicemail messages could be another sign of the "end of Instagram," as it's cluttered with Facebook-specific functionality, a kind of cut and paste.