Instagram brings disappearing photos and videos to its Windows 10 app

Instagram users on Windows 10 PC and Mobile are getting a bit closer to feature parity with their Android and iOS counterparts with a new update rolling out to the photo-sharing app. Most notably, this update adds the ability to send disappearing photos and videos with a dedicated button in the direct message (DM) screen (via Plaffo).


To get started, you can select the camera button at the bottom of your DM list to snap a photo or video. From there, you can draw on or add stickers to your creation before sending it off to a friend. Once the photo or video is viewed, it will disappear, much like Snapchat's ephemeral-style messages.

Elsewhere in this update, you'll find the ability to upload multiple photos or video clips in a single post. In total, you can attach up to 10 photos to a single post that your friends will be able to swipe through like a gallery.

Both features are available in version 10.849.31554.0 of Instagram on PC and 10.849.31563.0 on Mobile. To check out all of what's new, you can grab the update from the Windows Store now.

Thanks to Antonio for the tip!

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