Instagram recently added private likes as a new way for users to interact with Stories. And it appears that the company will soon add yet another way to respond to ephemeral clips and images shared by your friends.
Instagram is working on allowing people to send voice messages in response to Stories, according to developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who is known for reverse engineering apps to find evidence of new features. Paluzzi shared a screenshot of the new interface feature on Saturday.
Instagram has been contacted for comment. It’s worth noting that not every feature that the company works on behind the scenes is released to the public. When Instagram introduced private Story likes, the company stated that the goal was to reduce inbox clutter.
Adding the ability to send voice messages would go against that philosophy, but it would make it easier to do something that is already possible within the app.