Introducing Instagram Direct
Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram Direct, a new way to send photo and video messages to friends.
Over the past three years, the Instagram community has grown to over 150 million people capturing and sharing moments all around the globe. As we’ve grown, Instagram has evolved not only into a community of photographers, but also into a means of visual communication. From a photo of your daily coffee to a sunrise shared from the top of a mountain hike, every Instagram moment contains something you find special—something you broadcast to your followers when you tap “share.”
There are, however, moments in our lives that we want to share, but that will be the most relevant only to a smaller group of people—an inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one more photo of your new puppy. Instagram Direct helps you share these moments.
From how you capture photos and videos to the way you start conversations through likes and comments, we built Instagram Direct to feel natural to the Instagram experience you already know. 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.
To learn more about Instagram Direct, check out help.instagram.com.
Instagram for iOS version 5.0 is available today for download in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 5.0 is available today on Google Play. Instagram for Windows Phone is in beta. Stay tuned for future updates.
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Hello dear IGers - As every friday today our #IGersSuisse_team, would like to feature one of your #IGersSuisse tagged galleries.
Today we’d love to remark @Jlathereal’s gallery. The photos are very interesting and creative. Show some instalove to him by visiting this awesome gallery and reading the interview.
Many thanks for your kind answers Juerg and for sharing your stunning photos with us!
1. What’s your name? If you wish you can share with us your nickname in other photography spaces.
Juerg Lauber is my name and JLAtheReal is my nick
2. How long have you been on IG and what is your most used camera (mobile/DSRL)?
I have been on IG for a short time only. my most used camera is a Sony RX100 and iPhone 5
3. You enjoy the most taking pics of… ?
I very much enjoy taking pictures on the way in the streets from Zurich and environment
4. How has Instagram changed your life? Name three IGers who inspire you.Thanks to instagram i have started to photograph again… mmhh… @gioja… thanks to her, i know igerssuisse, @crisss and @_yokotsuno_
5. Could you tell us your favorite editing apps or editing software?
Only Instagram on iPhone and on Mac i used Adobe Lightroom
6.tell us something about yourself. How did your Instagram adventure start?
Zurich and pictures are my passion… and since september now also maniger of @IGersZurich. Last but not less important:
7.What activities would you like @IGersSuisse and other local communities to propose?
In general an opportunity offering equal minded to exchange ideas… how local Instameets, photo walks and Challenges
Keep tagging #IGersSuisse and posting your best photos. It’s a pleasure to have you in this community. We wish you all a great weekend! (hier: Swiss IGer of the week )
Der Winter ist schon da und die Festtage rücken näher. Eine Zeit der Ruhe und Besinnlichkeit aber auch eine Zeit wo Lichter und Schnee das Bild beherrschen. Deshalb wollen wir folgende Challenge starten:
Regeln: Nur eigene Bilder / Max 3 Bilder pro User / alt oder neu; egal!
Challenge-Ende: 30.12.2013 at 24.00
Zeigt eure kreativen und schönen Bilder über das, was euch über die Festtage beschäftigt.
Der Gewinner erhählt einen Preis von @jobyinc / www.joby.com
Winter is already here and the holidays are coming closer. A time of peace and silence but also a time where lights and snow are controlling the image. Therefore, we want to start the following challenge:
Theme: x-mas holidays
Rules: just pictures you made and max 3 / old or new doesn’t matter
Challenge ends: 30.12.2013 at 12pm
Show us your creative and beautiful pictures about what you do during the festive season.
The winner will receive a price from
@jobyinc / www.joby.com (hier: Instagram Challenge @IGersZurich )