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COMING SOON

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Watch tv shows, movies, and more with friends over video chat.

Enter a mode where conversations disappear after they’re seen.

Reach friends and family on Messenger while using Instagram.

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DIRECT

Start a conversation with your friends

HOW IT WORKS

Connect in a creative way.

Send your friends messages, photos, and videos—complete with filters and captions. You can also directly send posts you think they’ll like.

PRIVATE MESSAGES

Message anyone, any time.

You can send a private message, photo, or video to anyone on Instagram. If they don't follow you, it'll appear as a request in their inbox.

DISAPPEARING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Send messages that can only be seen for a moment.

When sending a photo or video, you can choose if you want to keep it in the conversation, allow it to be replayed, or only be viewed once.

SEND POSTS AND STORIES

Share what you discover.

You can send public posts, Stories or profiles as a direct message to another person.

VIDEO CHAT

Feel close when you're not together.

See your friends and their world—no matter where you are—with video chat. You can hang out with up to 6 friends, in real time.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

All of our product features were designed with you in mind.

  • STORIES

    Watch Stories and live videos from your favorite people.

  • SHOPPING

    Browse and shop products from your favorite brands and Creators.

  • SEARCH & EXPLORE

    Find photos and videos you might like, from accounts you don't yet follow.