• Instagram Is Testing Out "Direct," a Standalone Messaging App for DMs

    7 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, which is available on Android and iOS today in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Uruguay. Instagram says the reason for making the app is because private messaging can never be a best-in-class experience on an app meant for broadcasting publicly, saying:
    “We want Instagram to be a place for all of your moments, and private sharing with close friends is an important part of that. Direct has grown within Instagram over the past four years, but we can make it even better if it stands on its own. We can push the...
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