Facebook has launched several new features for Messenger and photo and video sharing platform Instagram. These include Watch Together, Tiny Tan, and Vanish Mode. Introduced as a part of a more refined messaging experience on Instagram, these features are add-ons to the services provided by the social media apps.
`Watch Together` is a new messaging feature in which users can tune into IGTV, Reels, TV shows, movies, and trending videos in real-time over video chat with their friends. Facebook also mentioned in an official statement that they are bringing two new shows, “Post Malone`s Celebrity World Pong League” and “Here for It With Avani Gregg,” exclusively to Messenger and Instagram through Watch Together.
In the second feature, the users will be able to activate the TinyTAN chat theme on Instagram and Messenger and express their affection with love emojis. It is rolling out chat themes such as tie-dye and love so users can personalize their conversations. Facebook is also adding a special chat theme on Messenger and Instagram with TinyTAN, a group of lovable characters created from the seven members of BTS. Once users have updated to the new experience, they can then activate the TinyTAN chat theme on Instagram and Messenger.
The social media giant has already rolled out the Vanish Mode feature in the U.S. This new opt-in feature automatically removes seen messages after the recipient leaves the chat thread. To turn it on, just swipe up in an existing chat thread – and you will enter the vanish mode. Swipe up again and to go back to the regular chat.