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Have You Heard about Instagram’s New Feature – “Instagram Direct”?! Get the Scoop



Damilola Adegbite & Ugonna Omeruo - December 2013 - BellaNaija

The world can’t get enough of Instagram.

From sharing a photo of your favourite meal, your new pair of shoes or just a selfie, we see it all.

Yesterday, the photo sharing platform with a growing community of over 150 million users, announced a new feature – Instagram Direct.

What’s that? BN Tech has all the scoop!

Instagram Direct helps you share your photos and videos capturing memorable parts of your life with a selected number of people. So you can send something to your boyfriend, girlfriend, mom or your lecturer without sharing it with the rest of the world.

Read the official statement by Instagram

When you open Instagram, you’ll now see a new icon in the top right corner of your home feed. Tap it to open your inbox where you’ll see photos and videos that people have sent to you. To send a photo or video to specific people, tap the camera button to enter the same simple photo or video capture and editing screens.

At the top of the share screen, you’ll see the option to share with your followers (“Followers”) or to send to specific people (“Direct”). To send using Direct, tap the names of the people you want to send your photo or video to, write your caption, tap “send” and you’re done.

After sending, you’ll be able to find out who’s seen your photo or video, see who’s liked it and watch your recipients commenting in real time as the conversation unfolds.

Photos and videos that you receive from people you follow will appear immediately. If someone you’re not following sends you a photo or video on Instagram, it will go to your requests so you can decide if you want to view it.

Happy sharing!

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  1. Chu-Chu

    December 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm


  2. Debby

    December 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm



    December 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Or husband and wife..

  4. Felinda1

    December 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    This is way too much overload. New year resolution, no more social media, email and handwritten letters only. Social media freaks are always trying to prove their sense of worth to the world. My few friends who not on any social media have much richer full lifes. 12/31st/2013 is it for me. Already I have taken all my photis off Facebook.

  5. Thelma

    December 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Cool stuff.
    Just when we thought the era of sending nude pictures was coming to and end, it only just began.

  6. smh tho

    December 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    a lot of nudes will be flying on social media soon.why must all social sites be encouraging setting P sef? all you guys happy about it,remember,there is nothing hidden under the sun.LMAO sincerely a gf that is pained!!

  7. FAR

    December 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and what???

    • No Long Thing

      December 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm


  8. Hmmm

    December 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I delete my insta in june & i aint going back even if they are sharing 150mil this Christmas long hisssssss

    • Hmmm

      December 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm


  9. Temi

    December 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Yes, my GF was also able to see how many other girls her BF sent pictures of his shirtless self in some weird ass pose to. Cheaters are abt to be ousted using instaDirect.

  10. sisimacy

    December 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Ok.tnx BN.I hope they’ll pay you guys sha.this is advert na

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