Instagram may add private messaging to take on Snapchat
posted by Michael H. / Nov 22, 2013, 2:35 PM
GigaOM, and says that before the end of the year, Instagram is going to push out a major update to its app that will include private messaging. The messaging will apparently be both for one-on-one and group messaging, but unfortunately there is no other information available. It is unclear if it will simply be private messaging or if it will be messages that "self-destruct" like with Snapchat.The report comes from
Of course, this is what tends to happen in the business. Facebook attempted to purchase Snapchat for a reported $3 billion in cash, but was refused. So, if Facebook can't acquire them, it might as well use its last big purchase - Instagram - to make a rival product. We've seen this before with Google and Flipboard, of course that didn't really work out so well as Google Currents never really took off.
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That would be nice.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 3:32 PM 0
Indeed. As a photographer, using IG for its original use pre-mainstream: photography, it would be nice to interact with other photographers without holding a convo through public commenting.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 3:59 PM 0
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Didn't Instagram add short video to compete with Vine?
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 4:17 PM 3
Yes, but IG allows 30 second video capturing where as Vine only allows 6 seconds.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 7:50 PM 0
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fb is the next Google. acquiring everything.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 4:57 PM 0
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if facebook really wants to compete with snapchat it must create app that is selfdestructing in nature as snapchat is working on different concept . only adding instant messaging feature it will not cause any damage to snapchat's popularity . let me tell you there is a another app similar to snapchat "chat4snap" available in google play much more better than snapchat and in short period of time it can be rised to major competitor to snapchat.
posted on Nov 25, 2013, 9:10 AM 0
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