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Instagram plans to kill standalone Direct app


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It's time to say your goodbyes.
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Instagram has confirmed plans to kill its standalone Direct app for Android and iOS.

The Snapchat clone made its debut in December 2017, but is being axed as part of Facebook’s mission to consolidate its services into a single platform. Users will see their conversations automatically moved to the regular Instagram app.

Instagram Direct gives you greater control over replays


Instagram makes sharing Stories simpler.
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Instagram Direct is one-upping Snapchat with an improved replay option that gives senders complete control.

When you post a photo or video with Instagram Direct, you can choose whether the recipient can replay it temporarily, see a permanent thumbnail in the chat log, or view it only once.