You will soon be able to reply with photos and videos on Instagram

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A few weeks ago, Meta announced plenty of new features for its apps. But the company has so much more coming up than what’s previously announced by the social media giant. One of the features Meta is working on is the ability to post photos and videos as comments in Instagram posts. Meta’s Facebook already has this capability, and it’s not Instagram that will get the same treatment.

Famous app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi spotted the feature first. And according to details unearthed by the app researcher, Instagram will seek approval from the original creator in order for the photos or videos to be visible in the comments section of the post. The photos of videos will go live as soon as the creators of the original post approve them. The seeking of approval from the original creator of the posts seems like an attempt to keep photos and videos relevant to the original posts.

Moreover, Instagram users will be able to choose whether they want to allow commenters to add photos or videos to their posts. And even if it’s turned on, approval from the creators of the original posts is still required. Creators can also remove those comments containing photos or videos even after approving them, just like how users can delete comments. Also, photos and videos will appear only in the posts’ comments, not on users’ feeds or profiles.

However, it is still unclear whether users can post more than one photo or video as comments on an Instagram post. Facebook allows users to post multiple photos as comments on posts. So, if Meta wants to mimic Facebook’s feature, Instagram should also be able to enable you to select multiple photos to post a comment on Instagram posts. Either way, we’ll learn everything when the feature goes live for everyone in the coming days.

Unfortunately, the app researcher doesn’t give us any information on when Meta will release the ability to add photos and videos as comments for Instagram users. But since the UI of the feature has been leaked, the launch might happen in the coming few months. Meanwhile, let’s know what you think about the upcoming functionality in the comments section.

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