Instagram: Here’s How to Send a Voice Message in Direct

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Messages are sent immediately after the microphone button is released Instagram

Instagram recently added the ability for users to send private voice messages to others through Instagram Direct. Our guide will show you how this feature works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap on the paper airplane icon to go to your Direct inbox. Note: You can also swipe from right to left on your Instagram home feed to get to the Direct inbox.

Step 2: Tap the conversation you wish to send a voice message within.

Step 3: Tap and hold the microphone button at the bottom of the screen to record a voice message.

Step 4: When you’re done recording, lift your finger to immediately send the message, or swipe left to cancel and discard what you’ve already recorded.