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Ryan Hoover
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@rrhoover · 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. 🤔
Nick Hallam@nhallam · 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?
Yann@yannschaub · Product 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 Perkins@chasethetruth · CEO, Thoughtly
@rrhoover @caseynewton IG Direct live seems like an obvious missing component for IG in their war against Snapchat.
Gabriel Izaias@gabrielizaias · 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.
Yann@yannschaub · Product 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 Izaias@gabrielizaias · 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 P@andypngr · Founder of TapLab. Freelance designer.
@yannschaub the masses like the experience of expiring msgs.
Yann@yannschaub · Product 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 P@andypngr · Founder of TapLab. Freelance designer.
@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 Marques@pedro_designer · Product Designer, Booking.com
Can't wait for Instagram glasses.
Jordan Melnick@beachedmiami · CEO & Founder, Sktchy 😎 Miami native
@pedro_designer Spectagrams
Jordan Melnick@beachedmiami · CEO & Founder, Sktchy 😎 Miami native
@pedro_designer lol even better 👓
Andy P@andypngr · Founder of TapLab. Freelance designer.
@pedro_designer 😂
Juergen Hoebarth@juergenhoebarth01 · CEO Haexagon Concepts , Product Innovati
@pedro_designer its getting pathetic in what they are doing - sorry
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Im not 100% there with live video yet... But I do love how the released products from Instagram look and feel. So well made.
Damir Dulic@ddulic92 · DevOps Engineer @ ICBTech
How is no one commenting that this looks the same as Periscope? I get ripping off the idea... but at least change the design...
Andy P@andypngr · Founder of TapLab. Freelance designer.
@ddulic92 haven't compared but probably similar to facebook live
Nick Jessop@n_jessop
Smart move.. It seems like live video integrated into existing social media apps like Instagram and Facebook has a lower barrier to entry and requires less commitment than using a separate app like Periscope. I could also see this doing very well with the new influx of creators moving from Vine to Instagram.