Instagram Seems To Be Working On Disappearing Messages, Here’s An Early Preview
By Thanussha Priyah, 24 Mar 2020
Image via Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com
Instagram seems to be working on disappearing texts for direct messages.
The feature, reported by i-d, was first discovered by reverse engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong, renowned for spotting significant, yet-to-be-released updates in apps.
Wong uncovered the feature in Instagram’s Android app, and demonstrated how it works on Twitter. Her screen capture, depicting an Instagram direct messaging screen in dark mode, shows her typing a string of messages before exiting the window.
When she returned to the messaging chat, her previous messages vanished.
The disappearing messaging function resembles the format of Snapchat.
Instagram even acknowledged the feature by responding to Wong, “We're always exploring new features to improve your messaging experience.”
Instagram is working on “🙊 mode” where messages disappear— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 19, 2020
It seems to be in an early barebone version but I tried my best to demonstrate how it might work pic.twitter.com/ZrUZZj0TWo
We're always exploring new features to improve your messaging experience. This feature is still in early development and not testing externally just yet!— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) March 19, 2020
[via i-d, cover image via Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com]
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