December 10, 2018
Although a dangerous and illegal habit, many drivers text while driving. However, audio features, which allow you to message a recipient with the power of your voice, curb illegal texting and vehicle accidents.
Instagram Direct is offering an alternative to texting by rolling out Voice Messages, a feature that lets you record your voice as an audio message. Instagram announced the rollout in a Story today.
Voice Messages appears as a microphone icon on the right side of the text box, adjacent to the image button for uploading photos and video from your gallery. Once clicked, Voice Messages will record your voice and send it to your recipient. The recipient can listen to your audio, which will remain in the conversation permanently. You can record audios up to a minute long.
Although a popular tool for messaging, Direct is Instagram’s least exciting product, paling in comparison to the addicting Stories feature and the classic profile-feed feature. This addition will certainly make Instagram not only driving-friendly, but also more fun.