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(Pocket-lint) – Instagram could step up the integration of voice notes into its app, looking at a potential feature that could be integrated into its Stories system.
The social media app has become increasingly user-friendly for those who like to record voice notes rather than write messages in recent years, and that is apparently going to intensify with the ability to respond to people’s stories with voice notes.
The feature was sniffed at by Alessandro Paluzzi on Twitter, and there’s no guarantee it’ll make it to Instagram’s live version for real users, but you can see it’s being tested.
#Instagram working on the possibility of replying to Stories with voice messages pic.twitter.com/6fQNSxB04e
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) March 26, 2022
With just a test screenshot like this to go on, of course, we’re left with quite a few unknowns about how the feature actually works, including whether you’ll be able to message people with voice notes only if you are being tracked by their account.
This could otherwise leave the system open to some potentially abusive uses, although this is also true for the text responses you can currently send.
Instagram itself isn’t saying anything about the potential feature, of course, so we’ll have to sit back and wait for official word to find out if it’s actually going to roll out and when it might happen.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.