Here's how to use Instagram's new 'walkie-talkie' feature for sending voice messages
- Instagram rolled out a new walkie-talkie feature globally this week.
- It's as easy as most other voice-messaging features popular on WhatsApp and Telegram.
- You can record for up to one minute and the messages don't automatically disappear after a set period of time, like Instagram Stories do.
Instagram launched a new direct messaging walkie-talkie feature globally Monday, meaning you can now send personalized love ballads to your favorite celebrity (looking at you, Drake).
The voice messages, which you can send to your friends or anyone with open DMs on Instagram, can be recorded for up to one minute and are stored permanently in both one-on-one or group direct messages. Unlike Instagram Stories, they won't automatically disappear after a set period of time. The move comes just six months after the social media company released its video-calling feature, which competes against similar offerings from Snapchat and Facebook Messenger.Instagram's new walkie-talkie feature is basically as intuitive as most of the other voice-messaging features from popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Zello. Here's how to use it: