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Instagram will allow you to chat with friends while watching a live broadcast

Instagram continues to work on features that will improve communication between users; one of the company's objectives for this 2022, as confirmed by its own manager, Adam Mosseri. The social network, let's remember, has begun to activate the new direct messages, which include the possibility of responding to specific chats, changing the background of the conversation or reacting with emojis. It has also announced a number of new features coming soon, such as the ability to take polls in group chats. All this, in addition, while developing a new feature related to chats in live broadcasts that could arrive very soon.

The platform, in particular, plans to add an option that will allow users to chat with each other when they are watching a live broadcast. Everything indicates that the feature is designed for two or more friends to comment on that 'live' in a private way. That is, without the need to write anything in the comments section of the live stream (because they are visible to everyone) and without having to leave the broadcast to chat from the Instagram messages section.

Screenshots of the feature, shared by developer Alessandro Paluzzi, reveal that the option will be located in the bottom menu, next to the icon to share that stream. The private chat button in an Instagram broadcast will open up a kind of pop-up that can behidden or shown again at any time via a gestureo. In this way, the user can continue watching the direct and write a message when necessary. The feature, on the other hand, includes a button to add members to the chat. In addition, each user will be able to leave the conversation with an option that will appear next to their name.

Instagram continues to improve direct messages

Instagram, for the moment, has not shared details about this future feature. However, the captures reflect that it is in development, so it could arrive in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the social network continues to add new features to its direct messages. Some of them really useful.

For example, we will soon be able to reply to a message from the Instagram feed, something that will prevent the user from losing the content they are viewing. It will also be possible to send silent messages. This way, the sender will have the option not to disturb the recipient if he thinks he is sleeping or just busy.

The Meta-owned platform also wants users to spend more time in the messages section, and it does so with stickers and interactive widgets, such as voting, which are coming soon.