Just recently, Instagram released new features on its Direct Messaging, including options to send pictures, locations, profiles, and hashtag from feeds. If you are a consistent user of Instagram, you can always get a helpful alternative to sending pictures through text message or Snapchat. It can also be easier to have reference pictures and conversations to get from, or send to friends. The latest Instagram features are capable of representing a try to compete with other social media apps on messaging, such as Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. The updates are also supposed to improve the use of Direct in Instagram. Every month, only 85 million users use Direct out of its 400 million active users.
Instagram Direct Makes Photo Sharing, Even More, Exciting
There are lots of users on Instagram who send the photos of friends by tagging them on comments, with their usernames followed by @ symbol. Around 40% of Instagram, members work with this method to attract the attention to their photos. For example, if you find something funny, all you need to tag the username of your friend in the comments and they would see the notification in Activity Feed by noticing that you tagged them. When they click the notification, they would see the photo. Through Direct, you can easily click the curved arrow at the bottom (next to Comment and Like buttons) and share the picture as a message, rather than tagging the usernames of friends in comments. They will get another notification in Direct.
It is one of the common ways to share your pictures and it doesn’t give you any exposure through a comment to all who are viewing the photos you share. If you are tagged by a friend on the comments of the photo, but you haven’t checked out Instagram for a couple of days, notification will get lost among other alerts. With Direct Notifications, you will see the interactions with your friends to find shared pictures.
Use Instagram Direct to Share with around 15 People on Thread
With the help of Instagram Direct, you can use existing images, take pictures, add captions and filters, and send the same to around 15 people. You can Comment and Like on their photos and respond to more images and Emojis and they can easily be available to the same number of users. With the exciting new features, your name groups can easily be saved for future reference and all of your messages are threaded so there is no need to start a new conversation all the time to communicate with similar people.
They are known to be the great alternative to sending pictures through tests or through Snapchat that may easily be disappeared as the messages are instantly saved in the Direct folder. Systems are also less daunting as it can save the comments between your friends in the same thread.
Send Location, Profiles and Hashtag Pages with Instagram Direct
With the whole new Instagram Direct, there are lots of exciting and convenient features you can use to suggest location pages, hashtags and accounts you think they must be followed by your friends. Earlier, people would be able to send such things through screenshots or links. With Instagram Direct, all you need to tap the curved arrow and you can suggest such things to your friends to follow. For example, if you are searching for the posts under #summer hashtag, you can easily send the pages by clicking the arrow on the top right of the screen to your friends. The same fits best to location pages. All you need to tap on the 3-dot symbol and choose “Share This Profile” and share it to any of your friends.