Instagram has revamped its direct messaging service with new features including shared images and threaded messaging, which lets users send content from their feed as a direct message.
Previously, users had to start a new conversation each time they wanted to send a photo or video.
The update also introduces ‘named groups’ – a services that have long been present on WhastApp and Facebook Messenger.
The feature is an attempt to cut down on the number of @-mentions below videos and posts, which users harness in order to flag content to others.
As many as 40 percent of comments below posts are @mentions, according to a blog post by Instagram which outlined the update.
Now, users with the 7.5 update can select the arrow under a post to share it with a friend or a group message.