Instagram wants you to “remix” your photos.
The photo-sharing app has added a new feature that lets you edit pictures sent to you via direct message.
Once your friend drops you a photo in your DMs, you can edit and decorate it however way you like, be it with stickers, doodles, or sending it back with another photo of yourself.
For example, here I am replying to a photo that’s been sent to me.
My photo reply includes a photo sticker of the original image I’m replying to (on the right), which I’ve moved, resized and doodled on.
You can kinda see what Instagram is trying to go for here, allowing users to interact more with their friends’ photos.
The feature is somewhat reminiscent of Snapchat’s doodle feature, though there is a key difference.
In Snapchat, users can add text and draw on their own images, and also images that publishers post to Snapchat Discover. But you can’t draw on friends’ pictures.
Another new feature in the latest update are replays, which allow you send a photo that can be viewed just once, or on loop.
Both features are available on Instagram’s latest update on iOS and Android.