Facebook Company decided to create its own Messenger for Instagram photo service - an offline Instagram application for personal correspondence.
How it works
For more than 4 years, Direct worked inside Instagram and has experienced several redesigns, but now they decided to make it a separate application. As soon as you set it to your gadget - from Instagram will automatically disappear the folder with incoming messages. Now all correspondence will be displayed in Direct.
Direct consists of three sections. The first opens access to camera, which allows you to take a picture, if necessary, process it and send to friends. For fans of " tuning " there are four new filters that are not available in the Instagram. The second section displays all correspondence, and the third one allows you to customize your profile.
Of Direct can directly switch to the main Instagram application.
Who is available
FROM residents of six countries will be able to test a new messenger: Chile, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Portugal and Uruguay. The application is available for Android platforms and iOS. When Direct works in other countries - It is not known.
Recall that in 2014, Facebook has already done this, creating a stand-alone application for messenger messengers. Direct, most likely, will meet more cordially, because the whole flurry of criticism was in time its time to assemble the Messenger. Users complained about need to install a separate application, but with time accustomed to: now messenger 1.3 billion monthly users.
Source: The Verge
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