Social media has always aimed to facilitate connections, and Instagram's Walkie-Talkie Direct feature offers an added element of personalization to the app.
With the new feature, users are able to send one another voice notes, similarly to the feature that Facebook rolled out earlier in the year. The recorded messages will arrive in another user's DMs and will appear as a frequency wave with a play button. This enables people to connect with one another, even while on the go, offering a reason to chat without having to record one's face.
As an added bonus this feature can double as a means of calling someone, without the added charges that are associated with long distance messages.
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