Instagram quits the Direct app

O Instagram decided today that it will close the Direct messaging app.

The Direct application was created by Instagram, when it found that more and more people were using social networking only as a messaging service, and was initially launched as part of a trial in a limited number of countries in which Portugal is integrated.

The overriding goal would be to “compete” with Messenger, as it also emerged within an application (Facebook) and subsequently became extinct individually. However, it seems, not everything went as expected…

There is no official reason given to justify their decision. Still, as a way to prevent discontent, the company has made it known that all conversations made so far, in Direct, will be automatically migrated to the native application (Instagram) - private messaging area.

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