Instagram, Messenger Get Watch Together, BTS Chat Theme, Vanish Mode Features
Instagram, a few months ago, began to implement the option to connect Instagram direct messages with Messenger. During this big announcement, Instagram said that features like View Together, Disappearing Mode, and Chat Topics will be added to Instagram and Facebook Messenger direct messages, and now these features are available (one is gradually rolling out) on both platforms. . Watch Together, as the name suggests, allows you to watch fashion videos with friends. Disappear mode allows you to set messages to disappear automatically after a certain time.
in a blog post, Facebook confirms that the ‘View Together’ feature is now available in Instagram direct messages and in Delivery courier too. To use this feature, users will need to start a video chat on Instagram or Messenger. The ‘Watch Together’ option should be available in the menu option once the video chat starts. Facebook claims it has added two shows – “Post Malone’s Celebrity World Pong League” and “Here for It with Avani Gregg” – for Watch Together. Alternatively, you and your friends can also tune in to IGTV, Reels, other trending TV shows, movies, and videos in real-time via video chat.
Messenger users and Instagram users who have opted for it Messenger experience, are also getting new chat topics. These include themes like tie-dye and love for better customization. Facebook adds: “And we are adding a special chat topic on Messenger and Instagram with Tiny TAN, a group of adorable characters created from the seven members of BTS. Once you upgrade to the new experience, you will be able to activate the TinyTAN chat theme on Instagram and Messenger. Express your affection with emojis, share your favorite songs from the new album or customize the reactions of your messages for your perfect chat with the TinyTAN theme. “New themes can be activated by going into the chat settings on Instagram and Messenger.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger are also getting the new disappearance mode that makes messages disappear once you leave a chat thread. This can be activated by swiping up on an existing chat thread. To disable it, users will need to swipe up again. Facebook says that only people who are followed on Instagram or who are connected to Messenger can use leak mode in individual chats. This is a voluntary subscription feature in which users can choose to participate or not. When in vanish mode, users are notified when someone takes a screenshot of the chat.
Facebook is slowly rolling out vanish mode for Messenger users in the US and some other countries. It is expected to be rolled out for Instagram users in the US in the near future, and users of Messenger in the EU should also get it soon. As for other regions, there is still no clarity on the launch.