Instagram to allow users to disable read receipts in DMs

Instagram to allow users to disable read receipts in DMs
According to The Verge, Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that Instagram is testing a new feature that will allow users to turn off read receipts in direct messages.
While Zuckerberg did not share any details on when the feature will be available to everyone, Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared a screenshot of the upcoming read receipts toggle on his broadcast channel.
A similar feature is already available on the Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp, which lets users disable read receipts for reading messages privately.

Also, Zuckerberg and Mosseri did not mention if that option will be coming to Messenger, which also forces users to use read receipts with no way to disable them.

Meanwhile, Instagram is planning to come up with a Threads application programming interface (API). This will help developers to create different apps and experiences around Threads, TechCrunch reported.

"We're working on it. My concern is that it'll mean a lot more publisher content and not much more creator content, but it still seems like something we need to get done," Mosseri said in an Instagram post.