Send disappearing photos and videos

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Did you know that you can send a disappearing photo, video, or Boomerang to another account using Instagram Direct Messaging? Me neither, but this is how you do it:

  • Create an Instagram Story as you would normally do, but don't post it
  • Tap the Arrow icon at the bottom right of your screen, it looks like this: >
  • Choose who to send the story to
  • Tap Send
  • Sending a message this way will make the photo or video disappear after someone sees it



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