Famous photo and video-sharing service, Instagram introduced new feature called Instagram Direct with new updated app with version 5.0 where app is available on iOS | Android but Instagram for Windows Phone is still in beta but soon Windows Phone users will get update too.
Instagram app is updated with new option/icon in top-right hand corner of which will show personal inbox of photos shared or sent to your account. Now, you may send photos & videos directly to your friends where those people will only have access to that contents. Instagram by default will show the random generated names, groups of people for sending the photos and you may choose many of them with a larger group though.
To send a photo or video to specific people, tap the camera button to enter the same simple photo or video capture and editing screens. At the top of the share screen, you’ll see the option to share with your followers (“Followers”) or to send to specific people (“Direct”). To send using Direct, tap the names of the people you want to send your photo or video to, write your caption, tap “send” and you’re done. With these many simplicity ways of sending and receiving photos, all the photos and videos that you sent will be stored on your inbox for future reference.
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Photos and videos that you receive from people you follow will appear immediately in your inbox. Also if someone you’re not following sends you a photo or video on Instagram, it will go to your requests so you can decide if you want to view it or not.
Sharing photos or videos in between friends is not a big deal but quietly it seems good that Instagram broadening their app's functionality and appearance too. Have a look at Instagram's Blog Here.
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