Instagram Announces 'Instagram Direct' Photo and Video Messaging

Instagram Announces 'Instagram Direct' Photo and Video Messaging

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Instagram has announced Instagram Direct, a new way to send photo and video messages to friends. The feature is for moments that users want to share with a smaller group of people.

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.

Once you've sent a photo or video you will be able to find out who viewed it, see who liked it and watch commenting in real time. If you receive a photo or video from someone you are not following, it will go to your requests so you can decide whether or not to view it.

Instagram for iOS version 5.0 will be available today for download. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS to find out when it's live.

Take a look at the video below for more details...

LOL - December 12, 2013 at 6:28pm
what? I can send a photo / video directly to ONE or MULTIPLE person/s now?! no way! Oh wait.. doesn't iOS have this built in?
Useless - December 12, 2013 at 5:07pm
Wow, this is... just....
Yap B. - December 12, 2013 at 3:48pm
Available on Apple App Store now! But not on google play store yet...
Ammadz - December 12, 2013 at 3:40pm
Update is already available in Appstore.