Why Do I Need Two Instagram Apps?

Why Do I Need Two Instagram Apps?

Along with your regular feed, there's the Instagram Explore Tab for finding photos the app thinks you're interested in, a Stories feature taken straight from Snapchat, live streaming, and the ability to send direct messages to other users.

Instagram is testing out a new stand alone direct messaging app called Direct. "We can push the boundaries to create the fastest and most creative space for private sharing when Direct is a camera-first, standalone app", an Instagram Program Manager told The Verge.

According to The Verge, Instagram is playing with the idea of taking that last feature out of its main app and moving it to a standalone one by the name of "Direct". Installing Direct will give you access to exclusive filters, and the usual Instagram features like Boomerang.

Focused on image sharing, Instagram Direct opens directly to the camera so sharing can be easier than ever before. As of April 2017, Instagram Direct, still married to the Instagram app, had around 375 million active monthly users. The inbox houses all of the user's received messages, while the profile screen lets users access the app's settings.

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While having to use two apps to enjoy the full Instagram experience will undoubtedly upset many users, at least Instagram makes it easy to go back and forth.

Remember how upset people were when Facebook started requiring everyone to install the separate Messenger app? When Facebook originally moved Messenger out of Facebook, the company faced a lot of backlash but it has been able to exponentially grow Messenger ever since.

When you're in Direct on your Inbox page, starting to swipe again the left will reveal an Instagram logo, and completing this swipe will automatically open up the main Instagram app.

In case, Instagram launched Direct globally, for which no current timeline has been given so far, Facebook would become an owner of the third famous messaging tool alongside WhatsApp and Messenger.

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