Instagram has introduced a new feature called the ‘join chat’ sticker, which allows users to start a direct message channel right from a Story.
Introducing the new chat sticker in Stories. Now, there's an easy way to start conversations with a group of friends right from your story. pic.twitter.com/A1An7d9TjJ
— Instagram (@instagram) July 2, 2019
The ‘join chat’ sticker can be added to a Story from the sticker tray. The sticker can then be placed anywhere in the Story.
In a short video, Instagram highlighted some of the uses for the feature, such as RSVP-ing to a party or arranging a study group.
It’s worth noting that the sticker isn’t popping up for me on my iPhone XR. As with many features rollouts, it’s likely that the chat sticker will come to more users over a period of a few days, so stay posted if you haven’t gotten it yet.