Instagram now has direct messaging service called Instagram Direct. Private messaging platform. In introducing Instagram Direct, CEO Kevin Systrom said that “communication and photography aren’t disparate entities. The company launched, he recalled, with the idea to create a new way to communicate, but along the way Instagram became better known for photography than conversing”.
With Instagram Direct; now, people can send each other videos and photos to privately while also carrying on a conversation via text. There are moments that you only want to share some photos with certain people, and that’s where Instagram Direct fits in. When users open the Instagram app, Users will see a new Direct icon in the top right corner of their home feed.
Tapping on that icon will open a menu where photos and videos sent by others or ones that you sent to other will be there. Also tap the camera button as usual, choose a photo or video capture after edit screens. When it is time to share, you can share this photo with your Followers or sending it Direct to specific people. When going Direct, you should tap the names of the people . also you can include on the message (up to 15), enter a caption and hit “send.”
From that menu, you can see who’s viewed the photo or video you sent, who’s liked it and watch and participate as a conversation takes off. Only photos and videos from people you follow will appear right away, but Kevin Systrom said people you don’t know can send you messages too. But they’ll be listed as pending requests, and users have the option to see or ignore the messages.
This service doesn’t work without a photo or video – users can’t send a text based message to one another without an image setting off the conversation. Instagram Direct is available now on iOS and Android, and it sounds like Instagram on Windows Phone users won’t have access to Direct as the platform’s app is still in beta. it also can’t be used at instagram.com on for smart phones.