Instagram has rolled out a new feature that lets you edit the pictures your friends send you via direct message.
It works something like this:
Once a friend sends you a picture, tap the camera icon and click a picture to send back to the same friend. By doing so, your captured picture will be included within the original photo your friend sent in the first place and then you can even add stickers and custom text and doodles on the picture.
“When viewing a photo message from a friend, tap the camera icon at the bottom and capture a reply. Your reply includes a sticker of what you’re replying to. Move and resize it, and add your own twist with stickers, text and drawings.” Instagram blogpost reads.
Instagram is using the same image annotation tool that Snapchat has been using for quite a while. The difference is, Instagram lets you annotate a picture sent to you by a friend via direct message. Whereas in Snapchat you can only edit/annotate your own pictures only.
The feature also includes a loop option. “Choose “One View” for messages you want your friends to only see once. For everything else, choose “Allow Replay” so your friends have more time to view your messages. Photos and videos sent with “Allow Replay” loop automatically and your friends can tap and hold to pause.”
The “Remixing” feature will be available today on iOS and Android versions.