Instagram announces new Snapchat-like updates

Instagram announces new Snapchat-like updates

Instagram is announcing two new features on their next update including the ability to go live and send photos/videos that automatically disappear after viewing.


The Live Video feature will be added to Instagram Stories and is pretty much what you’d expect it to be. By pressing the Start Live Video button, your followers may get a notification to see what you’re doing as it happens and can even comment on it. It will roll-out globally “in the next few weeks”.



Meanwhile, IG users will be able to send photos and videos for both groups and friends through Instagram Direct which will then disappear once the group/individual contact sees it. The one who posted it will also know if the content was replayed or screen-captured just like in Snapchat. This feature, according to Instagram, should be rolling out to everyone today.

For more information on these new features, you may visit Instagram’s blog.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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