Instagram has announced a new feature for its popular photo sharing service, Instagram Direct, a new direct messaging service that allows you to share photos and videos with your friends.
The company has released Instagram 5.0 for iOS and Android, and the latest version of Instagram now includes the new Instagram Direct messaging feature.
From how you capture photos and videos to the way you start conversations through likes and comments, we built Instagram Direct to feel natural to the Instagram experience you already know. When you open Instagram, you’ll now see a new icon in the top right corner of your home feed. Tap it to open your inbox where you’ll see photos and videos that people have sent to you. To send a photo or video to specific people, tap the camera button to enter the same simple photo or video capture and editing screens. At the top of the share screen, you’ll see the option to share with your followers (“Followers”) or to send to specific people (“Direct”). To send using Direct, tap the names of the people you want to send your photo or video to, write your caption, tap “send” and you’re done.
The company also announced that Instagram now has more than 150 million users, and half of these, 75 million use the app on a daily basis.
You can find out more details about the new Instagram Direct messaging service over at the Instagram Blog at the link below.
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