Instagram is working on a new feature that will allow users to turn off read receipts in Instagram DMs. The Meta-owned social media site has not confirmed when the feature will roll out to users. WhatsApp, instant messaging platform meta, already offers a similar feature that allows its users to customize whether or not others can see whether a message is read. Meta’s Facebook Messenger app, however, does not give its users the option to disable read receipts.
In a message on its broadcast channel, Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced that the company is testing a new feature that will allow users to turn off the read receipts option in their direct messages. Disabling the read receipt option can prevent users from seeing if and when they have read a particular message in the chatbox. Of course, users can also choose to keep this feature turned on.
However, Mosseri did not confirm the launch date or even provide a release timeline for when the feature might be introduced to the public. However, when it becomes available, users can navigate and enable the feature from Instagram’s Privacy Settings tab. The app’s current menu differs from the screenshots provided by Mosseri, which suggests a menu redesign may also possibly be in progress.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced the testing of the feature on his broadcast channel. However, he did not say whether Messenger, the popular app for accessing messages on Facebook, would also get a similar update.
Recently Instagram also announced They are working on a new feature that will allow users to add media to an existing image carousel when invited by a friend. This will require the original poster to approve all added images and videos. This is expected to improve collaborative sharing on the platform.
Users may also be able to further customize their feed, like the company where did it go It is testing a feature that will allow users to choose what they want to see on their feed. In the announcement, Instagram said users can choose from three options – Following, Favorites and Meta Verified.