Instagram has combined its temporary messages with permanent DMs in its Direct inbox.
The Facebook-owned company, Instagram announced the update to its Direct messages feature, a couple of days ago. Now, when users send someone a temporary image, it’ll be highlighted in blue, as opposed to the white of ordinary messages.
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How to send disappearing messages? You’ll have to click the blue camera icon in any given message thread, or swipe left from your Feed. You’ll be able to see who views the message and who replays them.
Instagram says it introduced this feature to accommodate the huge uptick in traffic to Direct over the last couple of months. Specifically, as compared to November 2016’s figures, 75 million more people are using Direct.