Instagram direct messages (DMs) are getting a bunch of new features. First up, editing – this can be done up to 15 minutes after a message is sent. To edit a message, simply press and hold on it and then choose “edit” from the dropdown menu.

Instagram lets you edit your DMs, pin your chats, and save your favorite stickers

Speaking of DMs, read receipts can now be turned on or off, either for all chats, or specific ones. You can do this in account settings. This setting can be changed at any time, but note that read receipts aren’t available for end-to-end encrypted chats.

Instagram lets you edit your DMs, pin your chats, and save your favorite stickers

You can also pin your favorite chats at the top of your messaging inbox, up to three of them. This way you don’t need to keep on scrolling in order to find your best friends or family members (or your fave groups). To pin a chat, swipe left or tap and hold on it, then tap “pin”. Naturally, any thread can be unpinned at any time.

Instagram now gives you the ability to save your favorite stickers in DMs for easy later access, by pressing and holding on any sticker you want to save. It will then be waiting for you at the top of the stickers section. Additionally, you can now reply to any message with stickers, GIFs, videos, photos, and voice messages.

Instagram lets you edit your DMs, pin your chats, and save your favorite stickers

There are also new themes to pick from for your chats – Love, Lollipop, Avatar: The Last Airbender, among many more.

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