Instagram Direct is the pure Snapchat clone you've been waiting for

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 7, 2017

It now seems the company may have similar plans for Instagram.

The list of countries includes Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay.

"We want Instagram to be a place for all of your moments, and private sharing with close friends is an important part of that", Hemal Shah, an Instagram product manager, told The Verge. When you open Direct, it goes straight to the camera - perhaps in an effort to condition you into creating and sharing content. The direct messaging feature is removed from Instagram once Direct is downloaded, but you can easily access it by swiping once again to the left in Instagram to see the Direct logo and then jump right to it.

Instagram calls Direct a camera-first messaging service, but it's still unclear what path it is going to take (if it gets out of this experimental phase at all). It's not clear. In Newton's interactions with Instagram, they made it pretty clear the app is merely an experiment. The Verge reports that the app has three screens-the camera screen, a profile screen, and your inbox.

The new app's structure feels a lot like Snapchat: When users open it, the camera pane will open, emphasising the app's focus on creating new material (photos and videos) to share.

Instagram wasn't immediately available for comment. The page to the left is where you'll find all of your account/app settings, and the one on right is home to your inbox of ongoing conversations.

The Direct app also comes with a feature that lets users switch to the main Instagram app. Hopefully, the same thing doesn't happen to Instagram Direct. As of April 2017, Instagram Direct, still married to the Instagram app, had around 375 million active monthly users.

Facebook made the controversial decision back in 2014 to remove private messaging from the main app, moving it instead into Facebook Messenger. Now, it has grown to 1.3 billion users, as pointed out by Business Insider.

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