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Old Dec 12, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Instagram Updated With 'Instagram Direct' Private Photo and Video Sharing




Instagram for iOS has been updated to version 5.0, adding the company's Instagram Direct feature that was announced this morning. Instagram Direct is designed to allow users to send photo and video messages to private groups.

The update brings a new icon to the top right corner of the home feed, which includes an inbox listing photos and videos that have been sent to each user. Photos can be privately sent by selecting a new option to send a "Direct" photo to one or more people. Direct photos include read receipts, along with support for commenting and likes.

While photos and videos sent from followed users will appear automatically in an inbox, other Direct images from non-followed users will appear as a request that can be accepted or denied.
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Along with direct photos, Instagram 5.0 also includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Introducing Instagram Direct!

We're excited to introduce Instagram Direct, a new way to send photo and video messages to your friends.

Now you'll see a new icon in the top right corner of your home feed. Tap it to see photos and videos that people have sent directly to you.

To send your own photos or videos, choose Direct instead of Followers once you've edited your post. When you're done editing, just choose the people you want to share with.

Today's update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements
Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Old Dec 12, 2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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No messaging! Booo!!

Was hoping to replace Kik with Instagram Chat.
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congrats Facebook on racing to copy another Twitter function!
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congrats Facebook on racing to copy another Twitter function!
I concur lol
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Man. Just the other day I was thinking, "IF ONLY there were some way to directly send a friend a picture or video from my phone!"
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Man. Just the other day I was thinking, "IF ONLY there were some way to directly send a friend a picture or video from my phone!"
Wooo. Come on now. It wouldn't be the same without the filters now would it!
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Man. Just the other day I was thinking, "IF ONLY there were some way to directly send a friend a picture or video from my phone!"
Instagram is cross-platform. That's the beauty over brand or device type specific services; i.e. iMessage and text messages, respectfully.
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Snapchat's CEO must be feeling pretty stupid right now.
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 12:40 PM   #9
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Instagram is cross-platform. That's the beauty over brand or device type specific services; i.e. iMessage and text messages, respectfully.
Thanks, Debbie... But so is email!
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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Private ... LMAO

Does anybody in their right mind actually believe this is private?
Post PC era = end of privacy
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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Still no iPad version? Sigh.
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Snapchat's CEO must be feeling pretty stupid right now.
I'm doubting this will replicate the function of the slutty, disappearing Snapchat pics.
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