Instagram introduced an updated feature that allows you to send photos from the tape to your friends in the form of messages. Thus personal messages inside mobile client has become a kind of messenger.
In the updated version under each photo and video will appear in the ribbon arrow icon that says “send”, clicking on which user can share content with friends. Previously, it was necessary to copy the link to your image and move it into the message. The exchange of messages will be displayed in the form of a chain: users will be able to quickly respond to each other with a text message, photo or “like”. Quick access to the camera of the smartphone will be available in the chat window.
Legacy Direct function allowed you to send pictures from Instagram to one or more users without publishing them in the common tape. You cannot tag users or use hashtags.
It is reported that the Direct function is used monthly by about 85 million people. The total number of active users of the social network’s 300 million people. All changes in Instagram will be available in the updated app for Android and iOS.
In August 2015 Instagram has allowed users to take photos of not only the square by adding the portrait elongated vertical) and landscape (the horizontally elongated rectangle) formats.
In July, Instagram has increased the resolution in the official app of the service. New images published on iOS and Android, have a resolution h pixels instead of 640 x 640 pixels.