Instagram is on a roll with all these new features it’s been adding that make the user experience so much more on point. The platform’s latest announcement is that, starting Dec. 10, Instagram users can now send voice messages through DM. The latest feature is sure to get some LOLs since Instagram users will definitely find some fun and creative ways to use it. But what if all your friends are seeing the new feature added to their app, but you aren’t? If you don’t have Instagram’s new voice messages feature yet, don’t worry just yet.
Instagram’s new voice message feature is a lot like sending voice messages through texts. You go to your DMs by tapping the arrow in the upper righthand corner of the app, then search for and/or select your message recipient. In the message field, there’s now a new option next to the “add image” icon that looks like a microphone. That’s how you record your voice message. All your other options, like GIFs, hearts, and instant responses, are still there. They’re just truncated behind a “plus” sign, so the message box isn’t filled with icons.
But what if you’re not seeing that microphone? There are a few things you can try to see if that kick-starts the update to your app. Here are some troubleshooting methods that might help you get into the voice DM game ASAP.