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.
Skywatchers, Friday night is your best chance of the year to get a close look at the biggest planet in our solar system. So Hubble will continue to observe Jupiter in the hope that scientists will solve this stormy riddle.
The rights of free speech afforded Twitter's users and Twitter itself under the First Amendment of the U.S. The accounts claimed to represent the views of government staffers who opposed Trump's policies.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, banners recognizing nine Missouri Valley Conference schools remained in the rafters of Koch Arena. Louis to discuss WSU's departure and possible schools to replace the Shockers, who had been in the conference since 1945.
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.
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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.
This is the fifth National award won by the veteran star who is hailed as the one the Best Actors Indian cinema has ever produced. But the couple let in on a joke on how it was good that Kumar was a no-show at the award shows given that he never won any.
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.
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.
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.
Spotify was already the last defender of freemium streaming - compared with subscription only rivals like Apple Music and Tidal. By granting exclusive access for their premium users, Spotify hopes to negotiate better licensing rates with record companies.
Sensex vaults 213 points ahead of economic data, earnings
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The Long-Awaited Park At Wrigley Plaza Is Officially Open
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Already In Development
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South Africa: Zuma gets ANC's support to stay on
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Eurozone economy 'strongest' in nearly 6 years
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