Patcay.com – Instagram reportedly testing a new feature that allows users to turn off the ‘read receipts’ in Direct Messages (DMs), similar to the option in WhatsApp that hides the blue checkmark.
Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri officially announced this information through their Instagram accounts. They revealed that the company is currently conducting trials for this feature.
Not only did Mosseri make the announcement, but he also shared a preview of how the update looks and how it functions. In the future, users will be able to access this menu by tapping on the profile name at the bottom of the chat.
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Based on the post, it’s known that this feature can be adjusted through the Privacy & Safety options. In that section, Instagram users can find the Read Receipt button that can be toggled on or off, located under ‘Who can see your activity.’
As of now, neither Zuckerberg nor Mosseri has provided information on whether a similar feature will also be available on Facebook Messenger. They have also not specified the global launch date for this feature.
Meanwhile, Instagram continues to test various new features to enhance user experience. Recently, the platform is said to be testing a collaborative carousel feature, allowing users to share photos and videos in one carousel with their friends.
Additionally, Instagram has introduced the Meta Verified button, allowing users to view posts only from verified accounts with the blue checkmark.
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Another feature under testing is Activity Off-Meta Technologies, giving users control to prevent the platform from tracking their online activities.
When users upload a carousel, Instagram will offer a new option that allows followers to submit their photos and videos for that post.
However, it’s important to note that these photos and videos won’t be automatically added to the post. The owner of the post must approve them before followers’ content is included.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri shared a screenshot of the collaborative carousel feature in his Threads post. This feature will come with an “add to post” button in the bottom left corner.
Since 2021, Instagram has had a collaboration feature allowing content creators to collaborate on feed or Reels posts. Collaborative posts will appear together for each follower, and comments, views, and likes will be shared between the two accounts.
To activate collaboration, users can tag or mention each other in their posts. After that, the invited content creator must accept the collaboration invitation.