Ghost without guilt: Instagram’s forthcoming incognito mode

You know that dreaded moment when you’re caught red-handed because you’ve read a message and didn’t reply immediately? Instagram is finally catching on to our collective plea for a bit of incognito mode in our chats. How so? Instagram is testing the waters with a new toggle that lets you disable those pesky read receipts in direct messages. Both Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri, the head honchos at Meta and Instagram, spilled the beans on their Instagram Broadcast channels, giving us a sneak peek at what freedom might look like. And by freedom, I mean the sweet liberty of reading a message without the sender knowing you’ve seen it. Instagram is testing the ability to turn off read receipts in DMs Mark Zuckerberg confirming Instagram’s latest test via Broadcast Channel 📣 Read receipts can be turned OFF!— Lia Haberman (@liahaberman) November 7, 2023 No word yet on whether Messenger will join the party, but fingers crossed. Twitter’s abuzz with users split between celebrating the upcoming feature and reminiscing about the good ol’ days of accountability. While some are ready to embrace the power of choice, others are prepping for a new era of ghosting. But hey, at least now it’ll be a choice. Keep an eye out for disappearing ‘seen’ indicators or that one friend who suddenly stops replying to your event invites. According to a source who found early code for this feature in August, here’s what the settings page could look like. #Instagram is working on the…Ghost without guilt: Instagram’s forthcoming incognito mode

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