As of a recent announcement on September 1st, Instagram Direct gets a revamp. The photo and video-sharing social network has drawn together 85 million users via Instagram Direct. May photo-sharing enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy an innovative Direct messaging experience.
Since 2013, Instagram Direct has been meant for users to share precious moments with a selected group of people. At the present time, it seems it will rival Snapchat, due to the upgrades available for its users.
According to an official blog post, Instagram Direct will display the options of sending
“threaded messages and content from your feed as a Direct message.”
Thus, the Direct share button allows you to privately send photos and videos to your friends.
The blog post also writes that a user’s threads are now linked to people in them, therefore, once you decide to send a picture or video, you no longer have to create an individual conversation each time. Your cherished will just flow along. You can now add a name to your groups, whereas Instagram’s staff also introduced a quick camera option and, moreover, emojis. So, now the Direct messaging feature allows you to send bigger emojis, whereas special hearts can be included as well.
Another update included the “@”-mention, which you can use for sending your footage to specific people. This will provide more accessibility to share content easily.
You can tap the new arrow icon to send posts to your friends or groups via Instagram Direct. Moreover, hashtag and location pages can also be sent.
Using the Direct feature, provided your profile is set to private, only your friends will be able to see your posts, as Instagram’s privacy policies haven’t changed.
Prior to these updates, recipients were able to send hearts and, moreover, leave comments. But the improved conversations feature now allows users to send photo reaction replies without having to start a new thread.
And even though you don’t have images to share, threads can now be started with text messages. Therefore, Instagram seems to have gotten a revamp which rivals with WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
Instagram for iOS was made available via Apple’s App Store, whereas Instagram for Android can be downloaded from Google Play.
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