Reactions on Instagram Stories will no longer be turned into DMs

Deepak Gupta February 15, 2022
Updated 2022/02/15 at 6:15 PM

THE Instagram recently announced the arrival of a new tool on its platform. According to the CEO of the social network Adam Mosseri, the feature comes to improve the way users communicate. So now users can like stories without turning them into DMs.

In order to not crowd messages in DMs, Instagram has changed the function of reactions. Instead of reacting, users will be able to like posts in stories through a heart icon located next to the paper plane icon and the send a message field.

According to Mosseri, the likes will work in a similar way to the social network feed, however, when receiving the like, the same will not be public, which can only be seen by the content creators themselves, without showing their count. The hearts will be marked next to each person in the preview tab of each story.

On Twitter, Mosseri posted a video explaining how the tool will work with the following caption:

“Starting rolling out today, you can now send some love by liking people’s stories without sending a DM. Likes on stories are private and don’t count. Instead, they appear as hearts next to people’s handles on your story view sheet.”

Remembering that in the tool currently available, every time someone reacts to the stories, a new message tab is automatically generated, causing the user to have an overcrowding in the DMs tab.

It is worth mentioning that the tool started to be implemented yesterday, in the celebration of Valentine’s Day and is being launched gradually for all users. If you still haven’t arrived in your app, try to update it to the latest version via the Play Store or App Store to receive the function. If it’s still not available, wait a few more days.


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Via: iMore Source: twitter

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