Instagram Direct Introduces Private Messaging

Dec 12, 2013

Instagram co-foudner Kevin Systrom announced the photo-sharing app's newest feature, Instagram Direct. In a move to compete with popular services like Snapchat, Instagram will allow users to send photos directly to another user -- or a group of up to 15 users.

These photos will not disappear, as they do in Snapchat, but wil lremain visible in a direct tab that allows others to comment and interact around the photo. Announced on Dec. 12, the feature is immediately available.