Instagram claims it "wants to make Direct the best place to have fun, visual conversations with your friends", and blending the two areas together could help ingrain Stories-like messaging in people's minds. A quick tap allows you to view them and replay them once. You can tap to view the disappearing content in the same message thread where you've already been chatting with your friends, and like Snapchat, you can only replay the messages one other time.
According to Instagram, since the company updated their direct messaging function, more than 375 million people are now using the new feature. They can also select a specific message thread and tap the blue camera inside.
Previously, disappearing messages were siloed off in a separate part of the Instagram Direct interface.
Take a new photo or a new video, edit. Uploads, texts, and reshares don't get any changes with this update.
Facebook first tried to compete with Snapchat's unique disappearing model in August 2016 when it introduced Instagram Stories, an ephemeral video and photo-sharing feature for its photo-sharing subsidiary. Then, snap a photo or record a video. Texts and reshares will now appear in the same thread with disappearing photos and videos so you can seamlessly go back and forth with your friends.
Instagram has been known to rip off Snapchat before, so this week's update to Direct doesn't come as much of a surprise. Instagram says it will start preventing unwanted or surprising experience on its platform; it means users will no longer be caught unaware by any video or photo when using its service. So, this update can be seen as an ongoing effort to enhance the current experience and making it more streamlined - which it definitely has.
New Jersey Transit told commuters to anticipate fewer trains, and diversions to Hoboken, opposite Manhattan in New Jersey. Amtrak says one derailment was caused by a misaligned rail, the second by weak timbers underneath the track.
North Korean state media said the "Pukguksong-2" missile is a surface-to-surface missile that can carry nuclear warheads. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said.
With the ANC retaining a large majority in parliament, Zuma can only be ousted if the ruling party choose to recall him. However for now, Mr Zuma remains president of the country and leader of Africa's oldest liberation movement.
Forces - Afghanistan, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen comrade", said General. The Pentagon said the soldier's identity would be released pending notification of next of kin.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a similar assessment, saying the missile flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles). If deployed, the new missile would cover all of North Korea even when fired from the southern region of the South.
But you can't be blind to the fact that there are families involved, there are people involved, and they need some information. If I'm still in Los Angeles , I will nearly certainly go to the game, since it would be just a four hour drive away.
At the back, the angry Cherokee features a gloss black rear valence that showcases its four-inch "black chrome" quad exhaust tips. The vehicle also comes with a strengthened rear drive shaft and a beefier front suspension with coil springs and control arms.
However, Governor Jerry Brown warned the next one could be around the corner. "Conservation must remain a way of life". This includes prohibiting wasteful water practices and requiring urban water districts to report water use.
As it crashes into Saturn in September, Cassini will be gathering data that was too risky to collect earlier in the mission. Cassini was launched in October of 1997, taking nearly seven years to reach Saturn.
Trump similarly denied all the allegations , saying "the events never happened", and once calling his accusers "horrible liars". The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer, the Fox News Channel.
Blue Jays Set to Host Brewers In Home Opener
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons looks on during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Toronto comes into this series at 1-5, but again like the Brewers , have been competitive just about every night.
Syrian militia reaches Tabqa dam: SDF official
This week, the SDF with air and fire support by USA military, have reached the dam's entrance through clashes with IS militants. At least 33 civilians are reported to have been killed in Al Badiya School, west of Raqqa, during an airstrike on Monday night.
Trump considers rearranging the seats at his table
During a recent White House meeting, when the subject of Cohn came up, Bannon reportedly told associates " I love a gunfight ". But Bannon's allies are alarmed by what they view as their clearly diminishing power as Kushner takes on new responsibilities.
Leonard Fournette 12 Pounds Lighter At Pro Day
He went on to have an uneven day, thoroughly disappointing with his vertical leap but turning some heads with a 4.5 40-Yard Dash. If he's capable of running a 4.51 at 240, I'd be interested to know what he can run at 228, but we may not know.
Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony
In a speech at a speaker's conference in New Delhi, Cheney said, "In some quarters, that would be considered an act of war". It is highly unusual for a committee chairman and ranking member not to coordinate meetings related to an investigation.
Muslim babies to outnumber others by 2035: PEW Report
By contrast, the relatively young population of Muslims has meant higher fertility rates as a whole across Muslim populations. This explains why the study expects the birth rate amongst the religiously affiliated to fall to 9% between 2055 and 2060.