Instagram has unveiled a new update to its messaging feature, significantly enhancing how users interact within the platform. For the first time, Instagram now allows users to edit their direct messages (DMs) up to 15 minutes after sending.

This feature promises to refine communication by allowing users to correct typos, rephrase their messages, or add new information, ensuring that their messages accurately convey their intended meaning.

The process to edit a DM is straightforward. Users simply press and hold the sent message and select "Edit" from the dropdown menu. Once edited, the message will display an "Edited" label, providing transparency in conversations. This update is a part of Instagram's broader effort to improve user experience and control over their interactions.

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Initially seen as a text-based feature, Notes gained popularity, especially among younger users. Instagram’s efforts to boost engagement among this demographic include introducing video Notes and expanding response options.

In addition to message editing, Instagram introduced several other significant features, including the ability to toggle read receipts on or off and to pin up to three chats at the top of the inbox for quick access.

Moreover, Instagram has enhanced the expressiveness of DMs by letting users save their favorite stickers for easy access and reply to messages with a diverse range of media, including stickers, GIFs, videos, photos, and voice messages.

These updates not only cater to the demand for greater control and personalization in digital communication but also solidify Instagram's position as a versatile platform for connecting with friends, family, and followers.