Instagram is developing a new “AI friend” feature. According to Tech Crunch, users will be able to customize it to their liking and communicate with it. In particular, asking for answers to questions, discussing events, and brainstorming ideas.

Users will be able to choose the gender and age of the chatbot. As well as ethnicity and personality. For example, your AI friend might be “reserved,” “enthusiastic,” “creative,” “witty,” or “pragmatic.” You can also customize the topics of conversations with him: “animals”, “career”, “education”, “entertainment”, “music”, “nature”, etc.

The “friend” will also be able to choose a name and avatar and then start communicating.

So far, the function is in development and may change during development.

As a reminder, Instagram is testing the feed only for verified accounts. You will be able to switch to it in the application settings