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Instagram set to launch new messaging feature

27 November 2013, 14:26 Eugene Odanga

Nairobi - Instagram the world renowned photo-sharing application is set to introduce a new private messaging feature on its platform before the end of the year. Instagram, whose parent company is Facebook, says the new feature will come as a Christmas gift for its users.

It is unclear what the messaging function will look like, but one could imagine a user might be able to share photos directly with certain friends or groups without needing to post to his/ her public feed.

The Instagram team is also looking at the possibility of having group messaging feature.

The popular app which has a reported 150 million users already allows users to comment and tag others in their post descriptions.

This is in addition to the news that users will now be able to access the application is now able to access the application on windows platforms.

Instagram is distributed through App store and Google play (iPhones and Android phones) but can now be used with the popular Nokia Lumia in Kenya, as well as any windows phone.

It is good news for Nokia and Kenyans who can now join the rest of the Instagrammers in capturing the world’s moments through photo and video features.



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