Instagram may soon roll out Voice Note feature for Threads app

5 months ago 19
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Facebook-owned photo-sharing app

Instagram

is reportedly working on rolling out a new feature — called Voice Note — to its

Thread

app. As per a tweet by tipster and mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi, the feature is spotted on Instagram. As per his tweet, “this feature will turn the audio of the video into live captions that will be shown in time with the recording.”

#Instagram is working on a new feature for the Threads app: video note 👀This feature will turn the audio of the vi… https://t.co/teWCKS2g6C

— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) 1593012600000

The screenshots shared by Paluzzi show how users will be able to see an option to record options by pressing and holding the centrally circular icon you get to see right now while recording an Instagram Story. Once they do that, they will also be able to send it to close friends “so they can try it too.”
Right now, there is no word on this feature from any company representative so it is hard to say when it will be rolled out to users.
For those unaware, the Threads app was launched last year in October as an extension of Instagram app’s Direct Messaging feature.
The app was launched for both

Android

and

iOS

users and was touted as the ‘camera-first’ messaging app through which users could stay in touch with limited friends from Instagram.
With the Threads app, Instagram users get the option to share photos, videos, messages and Stories to a limited set of people by taking control of its reach, which is unlike Instagram’s main app where it’s visible to a more broad set of people.
The app gives users more control over their content as they can have a restricted list on the Threads app, which will work on Instagram’s main app as well. The app also comes with a ‘Status’ feature that can be set to anything from studying, procrastinating, on the move, etc.

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