Instagram Direct is getting new replay options to better compete with Snapchat

Instagram Direct is getting new replay options to better compete with Snapchat
Instagram plans to introduce a couple of new features for Direct, which are meant to make the app more competitive in the instant messaging market. If you've been using Instagram Direct, then you already know how to use replay with messages, but if not here is a quick recap.

With Instagram Direct, you can replay temporarily all messages you receive before they would completely disappear, unlike Snapchat that allows its users to replay photo and video messages but with no possibility to disable the option.

Well, it looks like a new update will add a new set of replay options for those using Instagram Direct, which will allow them to send a photo or video and decide whether the recipient can view it once, replay it temporarily until it disappears, or see a permanent thumbnail of it in the chat log.

According to Instagram officials, these changes are meant to offer users “more control of what they share with friends in Direct.” The new chat options should be available for some since Instagram has been rolling them out since last month.

source: TechCrunch

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3 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wow. Gives me more reasons to ditch snapchat, even after the update. If it wasn't for streaks, i honestly wouldn't even use it tbh

2. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

I still would like an update that notify me of when/who unfollows you. I mean, is it that difficult?

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 342; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They should just go full snapchat copy, and take them out while they're at their lowest.

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