Mumbai: It looks like Instagram is all set to follow the footsteps of Snapchat. The photo sharing service is reportedly looking at adding messaging to its list of features now. The Facebook-owned application may add this feature as soon as by the end of the year.
A report from GigaOm has hinted that Instagram could be looking at making private messaging a feature in its app even before the next year rings in. This could be the next big thing for Instagram, which has added short video shooting to its service only this year.
"Well placed" sources have told the publication that Instagram is mulling the addition of private messaging and even group messaging to the next big update for Instagram. The addition does make a lot of sense as far as expansion as well as the timing goes. After images and videos - where Instagram undoubtedly has mass appeal - private messaging is where the youth is at.