Instagram is testing yet another feature copied straight from Snapchat. This time, it's a new ephemeral messaging mode for Instagram Direct that's a popular Snapchat feature.
Recent Instagram Direct Stories
Instagram is shutting down Instagram Direct, its erstwhile SnapChat competitor, a little over a year after launching the standalone app.
Instagram gets support for voice messages on Direct.
Instagram revamps its Explore tab with new Topic Channels, adds video calling to Direct.
Accessing your Instagram messages will soon require you to install a separate app, as Instagram gets ready move Direct out of its core app.