After introducing the new messaging experience, Instagram added several new features to the platform. One such feature that the Facebook-owned platform introduced with the new messaging experience is the Watch Together feature. As the name suggests, the feature allows you to watch IGTV videos, Reels and TV shows with your friends on a video call. You can watch the videos while talking to your friends simultaneously. The feature also works with group calls. To know how to use the Watch Together feature on Instagram, you can follow these steps:1.
Open Instagram app on your Android or iOS smartphone.
Tap on the Messenger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Go to the calls section and start a video call with your friends with whom you want to watch videos.
Once the video call begins, tap on the Media button at the bottom of the screen.
Tap on the content that you wish to watch together. You can pick from posts that you have liked, posts that you have saved, shows on Facebook Watch, Instagram Reels and others.
Once you tap on any content, it will be shared with other participants of the video call.
Recently, Instagram also added a new WhatsApp-like feature to its platform that allows users to reply to a message without going into the inbox or moving out of the feed that they are watching. Before this feature, a user had to go into the inbox and leave your feed or post they were viewing to reply to any message. With the feature, you will be able to reply to an Instagram DM right from the notification.Users can now also send a silent message to other users without any alert. The feature can be quite helpful for users who want to reach out without sending unwanted notifications. Sending a silent message is quite easy and the receiver will also know if they receive one.