Search filters, Download data and Starred chats/messages spotted in Instagram for iOS



Version: 35.0

Instagram has recently released a new update on the AppStore, bringing the version number up to 35.0.
The official changelog on AppStore, as usual, does not report detailed information about what’s new in this update, but we have found something very interesting that will be available in future.


Here you will find a list of features that are not available yet.
Instagram is hardly working to improve these features (that they present some bugs at present) in before the official release, so it’s okay if you have updated the app and you don’t see them.
Note that, being features under development, they may change their appearance in the final development. We are only showing the current progress of it.


Instagram is working to let the user to star specific chats.

A new button will be located on the navigation bar, that will allow to quickly star the chat.
Note that, seen that in the precendent article about Instagram video calls, the video call button is located at the same place of the star icon, the option may be moved on the user info section, where you can mute the conversation. Being a feature under development, as above mentioned, the layout can change.
Note also that Instagram is working to support Stickers in direct messages, as shown in the screenshot.


You will be able to filter your chats in order to quickly find them.
Current categories are: Inbox (all messages), Unread and Starred.

Filtering the search result to Starred when there aren’t starred chats available, this will appear:

Reading the description, we can also understand that it will be possible to star a specific message.
This feature hasn’t been implemented yet, but we expect it soon.


Instagram will give you the possibility to download our data from their server, a similar feature that will be available in WhatsApp too no later than 25th May 2018 (a detailed post about WhatsApp is available here).

The option to download your data will be available in your Instagram Settings.
Once the process is ready, Instagram will send you a .zip archive to the mail you use to access to Instagram.

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