The logos of Instagram (Left) and Messenger. — Facebook
Facebook is rolling out three new Instagram and Messenger features that make it more fun to connect with individuals on social media, a blog post said on Wednesday.
Watch Together-The functionality allows users to watch television shows, movies and video chat in real time.
Chat Themes —Like tie-dye and love, so their interactions can be personalised by users.
Vanish mode —After leaving a chat line, it makes visible messages disappear.
Watch Together the first feature, is available now.
They and their friends will tune into IGTV, Reels, TV shows, movies, and trending videos in real-time over video chat whenever a user updates their app on Instagram.
The post said We’re also bringing two new shows, “Post Malone’s Celebrity World Pong League” and Here for It With Avani Gregg,” to Messenger and Instagram exclusively through Watch Together.”
How to watch the shows?
On Instagram or Messenger, start a video chat, or build a Messenger Space.
Tap the media button on the bottom right of an Instagram video chat and pick the “TV & Movies” tab.
Swipe up to reach the menu in a Messenger video chat, select Watch Together then select the tab “TV & Movies.”
The second feature is chat themes such as tie-dye and love, so you can personalise your conversations,” the post said, adding: “And with TinyTAN, a group of lovable characters formed by the seven members of BTS, we’re adding a special chat theme on Messenger and Instagram.
They will be able to trigger the TinyTAN chat theme on Instagram and Messenger until a user upgrades to the latest experience.
“For your perfect TinyTAN-themed chat, express your love with emojis, share your favourite songs from the new album or customise your message reactions,” it said.
In your chat settings, you can trigger the TinyTAN chat theme on Instagram and Messenger by clicking Theme and selecting TinyTAN.
The third function, disappear mode, comes soon after you exit a chat thread, which makes viewed messages disappear.
Often a post is random, without thinking about it hanging around, something you want to share at the moment.
Now without remaining in your chat past, you can send memes, GIFs, or reactions to express what you really think but can’t always tell.
Swipe up in an existing chat thread to turn it on and you’re in the mode of disappearance. Swipe up again and you’re back in your chat routine.
The disappearing feature is available to US Messenger users, and will be rolled out soon in European countries, Facebook said, adding that it will be arriving soon on Instagram.
Watch Together and chat themes are only two of the ten new messaging features now available globally to anyone who wishes to upgrade to the new Messenger experience on Instagram, including selfie stickers, personalised emoji responses, animated message effects, and message controls.
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