News24LAST UPDATED: Nov. 19, 2020, 3:10 p.m.
New Delhi (Anish Yande): Facebook and Instagram have introduced new features on its platforms, including the Watch Together Feature. In a statement, Facebook stated that users can send memes, GIFs, and reactions so that users can share what they really want to say, without the messages staying in the chat history. Through the Watch Together feature, The IGTV content can be viewed in real-time over video chat.
How to Enable Watch Together Feature in IGTV:
The 'Watch Together' feature has been introduced on Instagram. The feature has been introduced into IGTV, the Instagram feature through which users can view short videos. Users can now connect to their friends over video chat and watch content together on IGTV, TV Shows, and Reels.
Users can select the media tab in the bottom right corner of the homepage on Instagram. To launch the feature, users can select the 'TV and Movies' option in the Instagram video chat. In the Facebook Messenger tab, users can swipe up and access the menu. Then users can select the Watch Together option and 'TV and Movies' tab.
Vanish Mode in Instagram and Facebook Messenger:
Another feature that has been launched by Instagram and Facebook Messenger is the vanish mode. The vanish mode enables disappearing messages in conversations. WhatsApp had introduced the disappearing messages feature earlier this month into their platform.
However, Vanish Mode is different as it makes messages in a conversation disappear after users leave the conversation. To enable the mode, users can swipe up in a chat thread to enter vanish mode. Users can swipe up once more in the chat to return to normal chat.
The messages disappear completely after users leave vanish conversations. If one user in a vanish chat takes a screenshot of the conversation, the user will be notified. The feature is optional and available currently for one-to-one chats.
Other Notable Features:
The third feature is the introduction of the TinyTAN chat theme on both Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Users can enable this theme in Instagram and Facebook Messenger to express their affection for others with love emojis and several other emojis.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger have also introduced custom emojis, animated message effects, chat themes, and controls on messages.
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