Instagram wants you to have more “fun” with “visual conversations” through its Direct feature, so today it’s adding disappearing photos and videos to the threads you have with friends. That means you’ll now be able to send one-timers that will show within the chats you already have going, until they are viewed and then gone.
To access this new feature, you’ll simply swipe left into Direct, jump into conversations, and tap on the new blue camera icon to send off disappearing photos or videos. When you receive disappearing photos or videos, you’ll see them highlighted in blue within a thread. Senders will see notifications as they are viewed and also should you attempt to screenshot them.
And that’s pretty much it. The new disappearing fun is a part of v10.16 which is live now.