Instagram will soon let you disable read receipts in your DM (Direct Message) chats. That's great for anyone who doesn't like the other person to know whether they've read a message. This feature (or shall we say privacy option) was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram head Adam Mosseri on their Instagram Broadcast channels.
Instagram DMs are getting a new privacy feature
In the Instagram app's Privacy & Safety settings, you can see the Read Receipts toggle in the image below. Once you disable this toggle, which is turned on by default, the person on the other side of the chat won't be able to check if you've read their messages. In the same way, you can't see the read receipts for messages you send to them. This feature is currently in the beta testing phase, and those who are using the beta version of Instagram will likely be the first to be able to use it. Once the testing is complete, the feature will be rolled out to every Instagram user.
Meta executives who announced this feature didn't reveal whether this feature is also coming to Meta's other products, including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Instagram has been adding a lot of features over the years, including group chat, video calling, audio calling, group video calling, group audio calling, end-to-end encryption, and several privacy and security features.
A few weeks ago, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also revealed several new features that are coming to Instagram, including the Meta AI chatbot. It can answer your queries and questions. The social networking platform will also get Generative AI-based stickers and image editing. Recently, Instagram also received the option to add lyrics to reels.
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