September 14, 2017
Starting today, you can make text messages in Direct more expressive by adding a visual backdrop. Whether you want to pair your message with a selfie or a colorful background, it’s easier than ever to share exactly how you feel.
After you type your message, simply tap the camera, capture your disappearing photo and tap send. You can also change the color of the background to match your mood. Try picking different colors and adjusting the intensity of the color.
This update is available for Android today as part of Instagram version 14 and above, with iOS coming soon.