You Can Now Send Voice Messages on Instagram

MakeUseOf | 12/11/2018 | Dave Parrack
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Instagram now lets you send voice messages to other users. Given that voice messaging is a thing on virtually every other app of Instagram’s size and stature, this has been a long time coming. However, it also moves Instagram further away from its origins.

To send a voice message on Instagram, just open an existing conversation or start a new conversation. Then, press and hold the microphone icon, and record your message. When you’ve finished recording, your voice message will appear in the chat as a waveform.

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Voice messages can be up to one minute long, and you can send them in both private conversations and group chats. You’ll have to be very sure the message is appropriate for everyone in a group before sending it though, or you may regret recording it.

Be warned that a voice message will be sent automatically when you release the microphone button. So, if you change your mind while recording it, or aren’t entirely happy with what you’ve said, be sure to slide your finger to the trash can instead.


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