Instagram Direct Finally Has a Voice-Messaging Feature

It was added to Facebook Messenger in January 2013

Messages are sent immediately after the microphone button is released Instagram

Voice messaging has finally made its way to Instagram Direct.

After enabling microphone access on their devices, users can press down and hold the microphone icon in Instagram Direct to record their messages, which will be sent immediately after the button is released.

How to send a voice message via Instagram Direct

Corporate sibling Facebook Messenger added voice messaging in January 2013.

Joshua March, CEO of customer-engagement platform Conversocial, said, “Adding voice messaging support to Direct chats is reflective of Instagram’s growth to become a comprehensive and possible stand-alone messaging platform … This is especially exciting considering that it is launching business messaging next year.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.