In an effort to remain competitive amidst a sea of interesting and unique image sharing services, Instagram has recently unveiled “Instagram Direct.”
This allows you to send a direct message to up to 15 of your friends, which offers a more personal, intimate way to share. Here’s how it works:
Sending direct messages is easy! It’ll be interesting to see how this will change the Instagram landscape, especially with the common practice of following as many people as possible in order to get likes. This might open individuals to receive all kinds of interesting photos, so it might cause some users to pair down their follower account a bit.