Direct by Instagram

Instagram's new messaging app


Direct by Instagram is a new way to directly message friends on Instagram. Send private chats, currently in limited release.

8 Reviews
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  • Maxim Leonovich
    Maxim LeonovichCo-founder at

    I don't see any


    Another messenger app == another battery hog

    I don't see any reason for this product to be created and I'm afraid that they will deprecate an in-app messages, so I will be forced to use the new app.

    Maxim Leonovich has never used this product.
  • Max
    MaxJS Developer



    FFS, stop splitting apps into other apps, it's not a good idea

    No one: Absolutely no one: Not a single person on earth: Facebook: Let's make messages tab a separate 1.2gb app and make everyone install it and jump between apps awkwardly when they press a button

    Max has never used this product.
  • Danni Niebling
    Danni NieblingProud owner of a .eco domain

    Connect with people outside own network in a fun way


    No need to be stand alone.

    I can see a huge potential in this. Messaging is getting bigger and bigger these days. And a lot of people follow people they don't know on Instagram and now it's easier to have private conversations with them. Email is not a huge thing for young people today but they spend a lot of time on social media, and this is a great way to make closer connections. I hope that this experiment will be featured in the Instagram app in the future so I don't have to have another app. Looking forward to trying it.

    Danni Niebling has never used this product.
  • Veli Bahçeci
    Veli BahçeciGrowth Hacker & Digital Marketing Expert

    There is no pros


    Not suitable with multiple account management

    I tried to use it but when I change the account via instagram app and turn back to direct app it didn't go on with active account's direct messages. It is automatically showed me other account's DM. And you can not change it using direct.

    Veli Bahçeci has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Not a whole lot


    Not user need for this

    It seems like they are looking to 1) have another place to run ads 2) keep attacking SnapChat.

    Michael Estok has never used this product.
  • Anastacia Alexeenko
    Anastacia AlexeenkoSmart and beautiful

    No at all


    app, absolutely, has no sense

    NoNoNo!! Please don't do it.

    Anastacia Alexeenko has never used this product.
  • Youssef Rina
    Youssef RinaVisual designer

    See any.


    Don't know

    Why in the hell is it available just in Uruguayan apple store ?

    Youssef Rina has never used this product.
  • Pros: 



    battery hog, nobody uses it

    Instagram tries to become Snapchat, but compared to Snapchat Instagram sucks.

    Marc has used this product for one week.