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Instagram May Roll out Question-Answer Option in ‘Stories’

The users in Italy and Indonesia are reportedly seeing it on the app but the feature is yet to be rolled out globally, the report added

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly rolling out the “ability to ask questions” in its “Stories” feature that would let users respond to questions posted in “Stories” with detailed and long text.

Along with the polls and emoji sliders that are popularly being used to answer questions on “Stories”, with the new feature Instagram seems to be trying the “open-ended questions” format, tech portal Android Police reported on Sunday.

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The users in Italy and Indonesia are reportedly seeing it on the app but the feature is yet to be rolled out globally, the report added.

Also Read: Instagram Introduces New Feature Allowing Users to Add Soundtrack

Instagram has recently launched new features like IGTV, Instagram Lite, group video chat and “Story” soundtrack. (IANS)

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WhatsApp Works On New Features

Thanks to this feature, you will never see the badge when you receive a message from muted chats and groups.

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 WhatsApp is reportedly working out on three new features, including linking your account to Instagram, in order to improve its chat and notifications for its over 1.5 billion users.

Apart from Linked Accounts, the two other features under development are: Vacation and Silent Mode, said WABetaInfo, a popular website that tracks WhatsApp, on Wednesday.

“WhatsApp is working right now on a new feature that allows to link your account with external services.

“The feature appears mainly developed for WhatsApp Business, but some references were found in the normal WhatsApp app too,” said the website.The Linked Accounts option will be located under your profile settings.

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WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress, VOA

“Currently, the first supported external service is Instagram. Tapping Instagram, after inserting your credentials, your WhatsApp account will be correctly linked to your Instagram profile,” it added.

Currently, when you archive a chat, WhatsApp automatically unarchives it once a new message is received from that chat.

With the Vacation Mode feature, archived chats won’t be unarchived if you have previously muted them.

The option will be available in Settings and then Notifications.

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“The Vacation mode is also useful if you don’t want a specific chat in your Chats List: if you mute and archive it, you will never see it again, except if you view your Archived Chats,” the report said.

Also Read: Instagram Releases Tools To Combat Bullying

The silent mode feature for Android allows to hide the app badge for muted chats.

“Thanks to this feature, you will never see the badge when you receive a message from muted chats and groups. The feature is already enabled by default,” the report added. (IANS)