A new update for Instagram users on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile has been released. It brings with it the ability to upload up to ten photos in a single post, and a disappearing/temporary photo or video feature.
The first of the two additions will be presented in such a way that followers can flick through the ten images in a gallery-like fashion. Though the rollout to Windows devices beings now, this capability has been available on Android and iOS for a while.
What has also been added is the ability to send a temporary or "disappearing" photo or video via Direct Message.This particular ability is undoubtedly quite similar to what Snapchat is offering. For example, the user can also add stickers, and play around with the disappearing image before sending it using a dedicated button in the Direct Messenger.
There's no doubt that Instagram is cranking up the heat with this new update, especially if we also consider their recently announced offline mode. This update sees them following in the footsteps of Facebook-owned hybrid messenger WhatsApp, which also started offering features very similar to Snapchat. The rivalry between these social media and instant messenger hybrids is quite obvious, after Snapchat's April Fools joke on Instagram.
The update version available for Windows Mobile is 10.849.31563.0, while on PC it's 10.849.31563.0. You can download the update or indeed the app if you do not have it, through the Windows Store.
Source: Windows Central