Instagram experiments with a standalone messaging app
A more direct way to get to your private messages.
Reply to Instagram messages with pictures and video
Plus, now there's split screen!
Instagram Direct doesn't care about your photo orientation
The service also lets you send web sites, phone numbers and addresses as links.
700 million people are using Instagram
If this pace keeps up, the social network could hit a billion users in 2017.
Instagram Direct combines disappearing photos with all other messages
A minor UI tweak that unifies Instagram's direct messaging features.
Instagram adds live video broadcasts and disappearing photos
Taking more inspiration from Facebook Live and Snapchat.
Instagram adds more direct messaging features
Instagram Direct now has threaded messaging and a new ability to share content from your feed via Direct message