One of the most-popular photo sharing platform Instagram is testing some new features for its iOS version. The Facebook-owned app is known for trying out new things and with Instagram iOS app version 35.0, the company is testing out features like Starred Chats, Chat Search Filet, and Data download. The features will soon be available to all the users but it might take time and come with some modifications as the company is testing this with a small audience.
One of the features spotted by WABetaInfo is the ability to star mark direct messages. The star button can be found right beside the profile button on the top right corner of any chat thread. You can also star a particular messaging just like on WhatsApp by long pressing the message. We can expect the feature to come soon to Android too.
Chat Search Filters
The second feature is also for the Direct Messages on Instagram. With this new feature, you can filter your messages between Inbox, Unread Messages and Starred Chats. The feature can be accessed via the search bar in the Instagram Direct area. You started messages and threads might also be stored in a new separate section.
The Download Data feature is also expected to come to WhatsApp too, it will come to WhatsApp latest by 25th May but is now available on Instagram. As the name suggests with this feature you can download all your personal data from the app in a Zip file format. The archive will be sent to your registered email address. We don’t know what all data you can download from the Instagram servers.
We have also seen few leaks about Instagram testing the voice and video call functionality. Instagram has already made Snapchat lose many users and looks like the company will keep coming up with new features to stay at the top. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, and reviews.
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