Facebook appears to be integrating ephemeral messaging on all of its platforms. Recently, some reports claimed that Facebook is working on to bring an ephemeral text feature on WhatsApp, and now a report states that Instagram is also trying out the ephemeral text messaging feature.
Developer Jane Manchun Wong, who often discovers upcoming features through reverse engineering, noticed the feature hiding in the app’s code. She finds the code and later demonstrated that feature at its best. Later on, it was confirmed from Instagram’s end.
Instagram is working on “🙊 mode” where messages disappear
It seems to be in an early barebone version but I tried my best to demonstrate how it might work pic.twitter.com/ZrUZZj0TWo
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 19, 2020
Though the feature is currently in its development form, it appears you are able to enter an ephemeral mode from your Direct Messages. As soon as you leave the window, the messages disappear.
From the past few years, Facebook has been working hard in making messaging more private than ever. We have already seen end-to-end message encryption on WhatsApp. And now, the company is trying to step up a level of private messaging.
As mentioned above, this feature is still is in its early development and might take a few more days to appear in the final release of Instagram. So, hold tight to see this feature on Instagram in coming days.
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