Welcome to our new series where we discuss prominent app updates. Not all app updates are worth talking about but sometimes an update will bring some great features.

Instagram

What’s New

Introducing voice messaging

In any message thread, tap and hold the microphone icon to start recording a voice message. Release your finger to send.

Close friends list: Now, you can make a close friends list and share Stories with just those people. To add friends to your list, go to your profile and tap on

“Close friends” in the side menu.

Accessibility improvements: We’re improving

Instagram for people with visual impairments. We are automatically adding alternative text to photos on

Feed, Explore and Profile so people who use screen readers can hear what’s in the photo. We’re also letting you add custom alternative text to these photos.