Instagram to add private messages
Rumoured to be launching with the next update
Messaging should be available with Instagram's next update, which is expected to be out before the end of the year, according to a source at GigaOm.
It would make sense that messaging is be next on Instagram's 'to-do' list. The app, which had an estimated 150 million users in September, already allows users to comment and tag others in post descriptions - private interaction is the natural next step.
It's unclear what the messaging function will look like, but one imagines that users will be able to share photos directly with certain friends or groups without needing to post to his public feed.