Vikings' Reiff, Rudolph listed as doubtful against Bengals
"Potentially Hazardous" Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Back Again, But Don't Worry
Union Cabinet clears Bill to criminalize instant #TripleTalaq
RIP, AOL Instant Messenger
Net Neutrality Repeal Stirs Passions on Both Sides
Deja vu: Facebook might split Instagram messaging into a separate app
08 December 2017, 12:58 | Ross Houston
Instagram may be following Facebook in pushing private messaging into a standalone app
Opening Direct would directly be taking you to the camera to persuade one in making and sharing content. It will soon be made available on Android as well as iOS presently in six mentioned countries, which are Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. As the report notes, it's similar to what Facebook did with its Messenger function in 2014, when it turned off chatting inside its main app and broke out the feature.
The new app's structure feels a lot like Snapchat: When users open it, the camera pane will open, emphasising the app's focus on creating new material (photos and videos) to share.
When you install Direct, your direct messages will automatically disappear from the main Instagram app, and an animation will take you straight to the Direct inbox.
Apple just named its favorite apps and games of the year
Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " and "Wonder Woman " coming in as runners-up. The Witness was also selected as Game of the Year on the Mac App Store, where Aurora HDR 2018 won in the app category.
This begs the question: Why build a separate app for stuff that's already available and functional within Instagram? But if these tests are successful, Facebook may end up owning not one, not two, but three distinct messaging apps that have a rather huge number of users.
As a messaging-first experience, Direct becomes Facebook's third service of its kind, beyond the aforementioned Messenger and WhatsApp. As of April 2017, Instagram Direct, still married to the Instagram app, had around 375 million active monthly users. The Verge appears to confirm that scenario, citing Instagram Product Manager Hemal Shah as saying that the ephemeral nature of Direct Messages is a better fit for a standalone app than an attachment to a completely public social media platform. "We can push the boundaries to create the fastest and most creative space for private sharing when Direct is a camera-first, stand-alone app".
The thought of being required to download a new app in order to DM via Instagram might sound unnecessary - however, you might want to give this one a chance. But as long as Direct is a part of Instagram, expanding the platform would get increasingly hard for the company. Swiping the app all the way to the right will bring up the main Instagram app. Whether that happens later or not remains to be seen but it makes sense for it to be within the messaging app.
Arshi Khan Becomes The New Captain Of The House
The Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai actress seems absolutely shocked and says, "You will get a slap from me, I don't want to talk to you". Akash quickly takes a ride on Vikas's shoulders and the contestants get the hint that today's task would be around kids.
Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China)
China's edition of Nvidia Shield , which costs 1,499 yuan (US$226), is a completely localised device, according to Nvidia . Historically, Nintendo has rarely licensed its original games and characters to rival consolemakers.