Instagram has a direct messaging feature built into its app, also known as Direct. For some reason, the company decided that it was a good idea to launch a dedicated and standalone version of the feature which resulted in app known as Direct. Turns out that maybe it was not as popular as Instagram would have liked because it looks like they’re killing it off.


In a tweet by Matt Navarra, he has shared some screenshots that users are seeing in the Direct app, where they are now being notified that the app is expected to be shut down in the coming months. This means that if you’re using the app to handle your Instagram messages, then you might want to start getting used to using Instagram again.

According to the notification, Instagram claims that all the messages in the Direct app will simply be moved over to Instagram and that no action will be required on your part. This means that you can simply open Instagram and start chatting with your friends without skipping a beat. There is no word on when the app is expected to officially shut down, but the fact that these messages are making their rounds, it probably will be soon, so time to start migrating if you haven’t done so already.

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