Direct by Instagram

Instagram's new messaging app

0.5/5
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Direct by Instagram is a new way to directly message friends on Instagram. Send private chats, currently in limited release.

Would you recommend this product?
81 Reviews0.5/5
Maxim Leonovich
Co-founder at onebar.io

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.

Pros:

I don't see any

Cons:

Another messenger app == another battery hog

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Arthur Guiot
Developper
Yeah, true. Now Facebook will have 3 different app that does the same thing: WhatsApp, Messenger and Direct.
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Anastacia AlexeenkoSmart and beautiful

NoNoNo!! Please don't do it.

Pros:

No at all

Cons:

app, absolutely, has no sense

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

Pros:

Not a whole lot

Cons:

Not user need for this

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Youssef RinaVisual designer

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

Pros:

See any.

Cons:

Don't know

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Lex ValishviliUX / UI Designer
they are still testing probably
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George BullockAlways leveling up
Soft launch (i.e. testing)
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Veli BahçeciGrowth Hacker & Digital Marketing Expert

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.

Pros:

There is no pros

Cons:

Not suitable with multiple account management

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

Pros:

none

Cons:

battery hog, nobody uses it

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Danni NieblingProud owner of a .eco domain

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.

Pros:

Connect with people outside own network in a fun way

Cons:

No need to be stand alone.

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Max
JS Developer

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

Pros:

None

Cons:

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

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