In 2013, the news was all about how Snapchat had apparently turned down an offer from Facebook worth $3 billion. After that we heard reports that Facebook was attempting to create their own version of Snapchat. And more recently we heard rumors about an app via Instagram called Bolt.
The app apparently is like Snapchat in terms of features and if you were wondering if it is real, we have some good news. It is real and Instagram has officially already launched Bolt. Sadly, the app is not available in all markets just yet since it has been limited to a release in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.
Based on the screenshots, Bolt looks like it has a clean and easy to use interface. Users can send photos just by tapping the contact they want to send it to. A longer press will begin recording a video. Recipients of your photos and videos will be able to respond and can just swipe to delete them. Interestingly, Bolt does not allow mass postings. Bolt is about a more personal experience, in other words, chatting with your contacts one at a time. The app should make its way to other countries once the bugs have been worked out. What do you think?