Our favourite photo-sharing social network just got more awesome with a new feature to send photo and video messages directly to friends!
Think of Instagram Direct as almost a Whatsapp-like function of Instagram: Any pictures or Instavideos that are perhaps more personal in nature, can now be sent to your significant other, or close group of friends without having to flood your timeline with private moments that you’d rather keep within your inner circle.
The Instagram Direct page tells it like this: “There are moments in our lives that we want to share, but that will be the most relevant only to a smaller group of people—an inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one more photo of your new puppy. Instagram Direct helps you share these moments.”
Let’s face it, Instagram has become just as relevant if not more than other social networks that even renowned blogger Xiaxue has stated her preference for Instagram-ing over blogging due to the ease of updating while on the go, especially since most of us only have short spurts of time to do any updating in between our hectic schedules.
So through Instagram Direct, it’s combines both social networking and messaging service in one – using the power of visual communication which we think it’s absolutely brilliant.
After all, everyone could use a bit of Valencia-filter magic over their pictures – private or otherwise!
According to the site, Instagram for iOS version 5.0 is available for download in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 5.0 is available on Google Play. Instagram for Windows Phone is in beta. Stay tuned for future updates and for more information, visit the Instagram Direct page.