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Download: Instagram Version 5.0 With IG Direct, Private Video and Photo Messenger

We know how difficult it can be waiting for a staged rollout to hit your phone, so if you are trying to download version 5.0 of Instagram from Google Play, you no longer need to wait. Version 5.0 features Instagram Direct, which allows users to send private videos and photos to each other, as well as private messages. It’s a feature many folks have been wishing and hoping to see come to the service, so it’s nice to finally have it arrive. 

After our time with it, it works just as well as we had hoped. When you open the updated app, you will see a new inbox icon in the top right. When you hit on that, you will be taken to your inbox where you can view your sent and received messages. From this area, you can send a new private message or begin the video and photo taking process. We sent a few pictures back and forth, and so far, it all works great.

Go have some fun!

Download: Instagram.apk

  • Mehmet Hatip

    for tagging u can always use tagsforhearts.com

  • DJyoSNOW

    I use eyeEm and have no want to video message.

  • poena

    does anyone else think that this is a terrible idea? I just foresee people getting spammed inappropriate pics now. This will be like snapchat. I preferred not having people contact me on IG.

    • Eric R.

      I think it’s going to ruin Instagram and cause people to just get Snapchat


      Not if you have only real friends following you…

      • poena

        I have real life friends and strangers following me. But not as much as say the really popular users on there. Can you imagine how much spam they will get?

    • Intellectua1

      This will be horrible for celebrities and rich people now the thirsty groupies can send naked flicks right to em.. I’m kinda jealous actually dang celebrities have all the fun

    • Andy Stetson

      Hopefully it’ll be like DMs on Twitter, only people who follow each other can use the private messaging.

  • Now they just need groups. I follow hundreds of people, and having to select people one by one would be a huge pain.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Just updated Instagram to 5.0! And just tested out the new Instagram Direct feature…pretty awesome!

    Instagram just keeps getting better and better.

  • Matthew Fura

    Hey FB, how about you actually let us use the damn app in landscape?!?!? Christ, what a POS billion dollar company.

  • James_C_L

    Just got it on my Note 3.. Looks nice but don’t see the purpose. Why not just send the picture to friends/family via text or use something like Mighty text through a tablet if needed?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Because you can’t spice ’em up with filters. That is unless you use a third-party photo editing app and then send it via text or e-mail. Using Instagram Direct, it’s all in one program. Convenience is key.

  • Scott Smith

    Galaxy Gear watch… “best invention EVAR?” Kellen… please tell me that was tinged with sarcasm. Or that Tim is punking you somehow.

  • jbegs

    I just got the update not too long ago to my Note II and my Note 10.1 ’14 ed. Seems like a neat idea so far. I’ll give it a shot.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Yeah, no thanks.

  • Looks like fun! Just got the update rolled out to my G2