Facebook Updates Instagram with Instant Messaging In Lieu of Snapchat’s Refusal to Sell…

Instagram DirectSnapchat said no sale and Facebook said, okay we will go ahead and add a new feature to Instagram.  Facebook has now unveiled the new Instagram version that allows a new sharing feature that enables users to direct message photos or videos.

Up until recently we’ve only be able to share our photos or videos on our feed all at once.  However, sometimes there are moments that are meant for one person, or a few close friends: an inside joke among friends, or a picture sent to someone you love just to say hello,” said Instagram in a blog post.



I received several this week with personalized Merry Christmas messages  from several of my Instagram friends.

Instagram direct messaging allows you to send one message up to 15 people.  I think the key here will be to use it sparingly and only to reach out to folks in a genuine way.

I love Instagram and it is my new social media obsession. It’s like telling the story of your life, brand and business through photographs.  There are over 150 million followers on Instagram and according to recent report by Simply Measured, Instagram is the fastest growing social network worldwide.

Do you think people will start taking advantage of this new feature and start spamming?

Thank you for being here with me today.  Happy Instagramming and feel free to reach out and connect with me. I’d love to get to know you better on Instagram! 

Cheers, Love & Success,

Amanda Brazel | Digital Media Marketing Done For You