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Instagram Direct will now tell you when your friends are online

30 days ago   |   By PhoneDog

Instagram has gained a lot of new features on top of the photo-sharing that it originally focused on, including ephemeral stories and video chat. Today Instagram revealed a new feature for the app's Direct messaging component.
Starting today, Instagram Direct will show an "Active now" indicator with a green dot when your friends are active on Instagram. This indicator will appear in your Direct inbox and on your friend list when you share a post from your feed.
Instagram says that you'll only see an active status for friends who follow you or people who you've talked to in Direct. If you...
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Instagram's new status indicators are yet another thing to turn off

Instagram's new status indicators are yet another thing to turn off

30 days ago   |   By SlashGear

If it can't make you share more photos, Instagram instead plans to coax you into chatting, with a new feature underscoring the app's direct messaging. Although direct messaged have long been offered on Instagram, they're now getting status indicators which show whether someone is currently active. It's a page out of Facebook Messenger's book, where green dots superimposed on contacts'...
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Instagram starts showing you when your friends are online to chat

Instagram starts showing you when your friends are online to chat

30 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Instagram announced Thursday that it will show when friends are online and available to chat. When friends are active on Instagram, you'll see a green dot next to their profile picture. The green dot will show up throughout the app, in the Direct inbox and your friend list. Furthermore, you'll only see the the status for friends who follow you. Additionally, you'll see the status of people you've previously talked to in Direct. The service also lets users to hide their status and turn off the ability to see when friends are online. This comes as one of many new additions to the social...
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Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you're ignoring them

Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you're ignoring them

30 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

In a blog post today , Instagram announced a new feature: a green status dot that indicates when a user is active on the app. If you're cruising around Instagram, you can expect to see a green dot next to the profile pics of friends who are also Instagramming right then and there.
The dot will show up in the direct messaging part of the app but also on your friends list when you go to share a post with someone. Instagram clarifies that “You will only see status for friends who follow you or people who you have talked to in Direct” so it's meant to get you talking more to the people you're...
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Instagram adds status markers to your DM list

Instagram adds status markers to your DM list

30 days ago   |   By Engadget

Instagram started telling you when your friends were active in the direct message list last January. Now the photo-centric social network is expanding the feature with a new green dot to indicate who is online and active.
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Instagram now shows you when friends are online

Instagram now shows you when friends are online

30 days ago   |   By Android Central

A simple tool that makes it easier to chat.
The Instagram app is loaded with all sorts of features these days, one of which is the ability to send direct messages to friends and family members. Thanks to a new update that's rolling out, it'll now be easier to get in touch with friends right away.
Starting today, you'll begin to see a small green icon next to people within Instagram that indicates they're online and actively using the app.
This indicator will be present just about everywhere you go, including your inbox for direct messages and your friends list when sharing a post you see...
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Instagram Brings Presence to Direct Messaging Tool

Instagram Brings Presence to Direct Messaging Tool

30 days ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Instagram users can now see when their friends are online. The latest version of the mobile app includes a presence feature, placing a green dot next to the account names of those who are actively using the app. The idea is meant to encourage private conversations through Instagram's direct messaging functionality. Instagram says people will only see the real-time online status of friends who follow them back, or who have traded messages with them before. People can hide their own status and turn off the ability to see others' status if they so wish. The new feature is reaching mobile...
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Instagram adds AIM-like status indicators to show when your friends are online to DM

Instagram adds AIM-like status indicators to show when your friends are online to DM

30 days ago   |   By The Verge

Instagram is adding a new feature that's ripped right out of AOL Instant Messenger - a helpful green dot next to your friend's profile pictures that lets you know that they're online to message.
The new status indicator dot will show up in a few places in the app, including your Instagram Direct inbox and the share menu. Status indicators will only show up for friends who already follow you or for people who you've talked to before in Instagram Direct messages, and you'll be able to both hide your status from others and turn off the feature completely if you want.
The new status dot should...
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