Instagram Direct Messages Now Support Disappearing Videos and Photos

Instagram latest update brings some exciting features for its users. Instagram Direct Messages seems to be getting very popular. According to Instagram375 million users actively interact through Direct. In the latest update, Instagram Direct Messages support disappearing videos and photos. These photos and videos once sent via Instagram Direct, disappear as soon as they have been viewed by the receiver.

Instagram Direct Messages Now Support Disappearing Videos and Photos

These videos and photos will show up blue in DMs and can only be played twice. The sender will be notified if the receiver replays the video or takes a screenshot. Those who want to send a disappearing video or photo can swipe left to access Direct. Then tap the blue camera icon and tap on the arrow to send.  Disappearing photos and videos will appear directly in your group or personal thread.

Also Read: You can Now Save Instagram Live videos to your Phone; Here is How

According to Instagram, friends can view your photo or video and replay it once only. However, a sender won’t be able to see the photo they have sent to their friends. This update is available for both Android and iOS users. Both users can enjoy this feature in latest update of Instagram.

It has been obvious from quite some time that Instagram has been following the footsteps of Snapchat. It has launched so many features resemble to Snapchat. But now after the launch of Instagram Stories back in August, it is believed that Snapchat usage has declined.

Instagram Stories has reached 150 million daily users since its launch. Bloomberg reported that that’s the same number of users that Snapchat’s whole app allegedly hit around June 2016, after witnessing a rapid growth from 110 million daily users.

For More Details Also Read: Instagram vs Snapchat: Who is Leading the Race?

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Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.

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