Instagram is adding Instagram Direct, the ability to send images to users, instead of broadcasting your photos publicly.
The photo-sharing network’s CEO Kevin Systrom reiterated that Instagram is not about photography, but about communication.
“If we were about photography, we’d be built into cameras,” he said at a press conference in New York on Thursday. “But, we’re not built into cameras. We’re built into phones.”
Users will be able to send photos or videos directly up to 15 people at a time. To share the image privately, use the one-to-one button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be able to tell when the person has seen the photo by showing you a check mark, similar to how Facebook messaging alerts you that someone has seen your message.
You can only get these direct images from people you follow, otherwise you will get a message in a “pending requests” area.
The new feature is available on both iOS and Android.
Right now social media is buzzing about the new update and it’s being said that this feature will single handedly ruin relationships. What are your thought? Will you update to Instagram Direct?
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