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Instagram finally adds link sharing to direct messages

Instagram DMs just got a whole lot more useful.
Instagram has infamously not allowed links in the app for years, except in a user’s bio (which led to the “link in bio” phenomenon). 
But it looks like the photosharing app is finally easing up (partially) on its DM aversion — Instagram’s new update just added the ability to share links in direct messages, the company announced on Thursday. 
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Now users will be able to share and preview website links, and links for phone numbers and addresses, right in their DM thread.

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