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Ryan HooverΒ β€” Founder, Product Hunt
The Verge's @caseynewton reported IG was working on live video last month. It's now rolling out to everyone. Will play around with this later today. Follow Product Hunt.

They also added ephemeral messaging for IG Direct.

Instagram continues to look more like Snapchat. πŸ€”
Nick HallamΒ β€” Product strategy and design
@rrhoover @caseynewton Side note, but related... there is a lot of functionality going into to a small strip at the top and scrolling horizontally to find people's stories isn't the best experience. I wonder if this section will get redesigned and given more real estate soon?
YannΒ β€” User Experience Design
@rrhoover @caseynewton what's the reason for implementing ephemeral messages? I think it's absolutely horrible and makes communicating a huge pain in the ass - it actually ruined more than one conversation I had on snapchat. Do they design it horrible on purpose in order to push ppl to take photos? I seriously don't get it
Chase PerkinsΒ β€” CEO, Thoughtly
@rrhoover @caseynewton IG Direct live seems like an obvious missing component for IG in their war against Snapchat.
Gabriel IzaiasΒ β€” CEO & Co-founder at Metashop
@yannschaub Isn't that the point though? If the conversation is not ephemeral, Snapchat/Instagram is not the medium you want to have it.
YannΒ β€” User Experience Design
@gabrielizaias When it comes to text I just doesn't get it, that's it. Also its super buggy on android and killed the conversation because of that more often than not. Still I don't get why you would implement that AFTER having a "normal" chat feature (that probably no one used anyway). Instagram never seemed ephemeral to me and it still doesn't.
Gabriel IzaiasΒ β€” CEO & Co-founder at Metashop
@yannschaub Yeah, the android bugs were a very strong factor that made me switch to IG.

Perhaps no one using the chat feature on IG was the reason they implemented the ephemeral feature now? Storage savings maybe? (if you believe they actually delete stuff…)
Andy PΒ β€” Freelance designer of awesome products.
@yannschaub the masses like the experience of expiring msgs.
YannΒ β€” User Experience Design
@andypngr Is there research that backs up your argument or is it just an assumption? Just curious as I don't know anyone that really likes texting on snapchat Anyway, back to ig: . What's super confusing though is that they now have normal DM's and ephemeral msgs, as it seems? I'm super confused
Andy PΒ β€” Freelance designer of awesome products.
@yannschaub it is just an assumption but snapchat is built on this assumption so its gotta be true that some people like it. "I think" isn't research backed at all ;)

It seems like IG is just adding everything they can think of and testing it out to see what hits and what misses.
Pedro MarquesΒ β€” Product Designer, Booking.com
Can't wait for Instagram glasses.
Jordan MelnickΒ β€” CEO & Founder, Sktchy 😎 Miami native
@pedro_designer Spectagrams
Jordan MelnickΒ β€” CEO & Founder, Sktchy 😎 Miami native
@pedro_designer lol even better πŸ‘“
Andy PΒ β€” Freelance designer of awesome products.
Juergen HoebarthΒ β€” Exponentialist
@pedro_designer its getting pathetic in what they are doing - sorry
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