A lot has been cooking on Instagram ever since Facebook took over it last year. From Instagram videos to Instagram for WP Facebook is trying to push the platform aggressively. The latest feature addition is Instagram Direct that allows users to privately share photos or videos with up to 15 people. This is a new move from Instagram as earlier it was only publish-to-world platform.
To access the Instagram Direct, you need to download the update, version 5.0 from the Play Store or App Store. The new feature allows you to send photos and video messages directly to other users. You have the option to send it to a single user or to a group of users that can include up to 15 users. The feature also allows you to send direct message to user whom you are not following. Additionally, you can also see who has viewed your messages and who has not. The feature also allows for threaded comments on the photo/video you have shared. Though, if you have to send another photo/video you have to start afresh with a new direct message.