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Instagram Direct Adds Disappearing Photos and Videos to Direct Threads

Moreover, Snap inc's stock is down more than 6% in the past month. Last August it introduced Instagram Stories, a multipic- and video-sharing feature very similar to Snapchat Stories that expires after a day.

The new feature is now available for iOS and Android with the Instagram 10.16 update.

"Texts and reshares will now appear in the same thread with disappearing photos and videos, so you can seamlessly go back and forth with your friends", the company notes in a new blog post.

Instagram is overhauling its direct messaging feature, adding the ability to send disappearing videos and photos in group and individual messages in a bid to capture more of the ephemeral messaging phenomenon ushered in by competitor Snapchat.

Instagram's newest innovation sent Snap's stock down almost 3% in intraday trading Tuesday. Richard Greenfield released a report on Tuesday, and he believes Snap is now fairly valued, however, because Facebook continues to copy Snapchat, the company will struggle to monetize their platform. And its number of daily active users (DAUs) grew to 160 million in the fourth quarter.

Feldman, Duvall spark Reds over Cardinals 8-0
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Instagram, which started in 2010, now boasts 600 million monthly users. It has added the stories feature to WhatsApp and messenger as well.

This isn't the first time that Instagram has taken inspiration from Snapchat. Instagram, which counts 375 million users on its messaging platform, is clearly ramping up direct competition with Snapchat.

Facebook's $1 billion purchase of Instagram in 2012 could prove to be the turning point in its war against the company it tried to buy only a year later. All I can think of is that old Gatorade commercial with Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm with the jingle "Anything you can do I can do better" playing in the background, while the two superstars spar in multiple sports, neither one of them having a definitive advantage.

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