Instagram users can now have a little fun with photos sent by friends via Instagram Direct.
The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a blog post that users with version 24 of the Instagram application for iOS and Android can use the new feature as follows: “When viewing a photo message from a friend, tap the camera icon at the bottom and capture a reply. Your reply includes a sticker of what you’re replying to. Move and resize it, and add your own twist with stickers, text and drawings. You can remix photos back and forth for a fun visual of your conversation.”
Users now also have the option of choosing “One View” to allow friends to see messages only once, or “Allow Replay” to enable multiple views. Instagram said photos and videos sent in Direct messages with the Allow Replay option loop automatically, and recipients can tap and hold on them to pause them.