InstaMessage is a free app for the Android devices that helps you to chat privately with other Instagrammers. The app is available on iOS as well as the Android platform. This app is simple and is really easy to use. It requires no registration. It uses your Instagram login credentials to work.
Once you download the app and install, you’ll be asked to set a cover photo, update your status and set other personal information. The app has four sections shown at the bottom : Explore, Chats, Friends and Profile.
It works similar to the other IMs like WhatsApp. To chat with other Instagrammers, you’ll have make sure that they too have InstaMessage installed on their device.
Interesting Features in InstaMessage
- The app lets you search for any Instagram user easily. You can also Follow the Instagram users right within the app. You can also check their photos right inside this app.
- If the Instagram user is using InstaMessage, there will be a Heart symbol shown. Once clicked, it’ll notify that user of your interest in him/her.
- It uses your phone’s GPS technology to search for Nearby Instagram users. The nearby users are shown in the Explore section.
- You can also check for the most Popular InstaMessage users and start a chat with them straight away.
- The Friends tab shows the list of InstaMessage contacts.
- The tab also shows the list of Instagram users not using this app.
- You can invite Instagram users to InstaMessage by using the Invite option available.
- There is an option to promote yourself in the Profile section. Hit the Promote Me button to post a photo on Instagram asking users to chat with you.
- The app supports Push Notifications too. The app alerts you of New Likes and New Messages.
- You can also Block Users.
Feature(s) Missing in InstaMessage
- The app lacks an option to see whether a particular message is delivered or read.
- There is no option to Like and Comment on the Instagram photos.
The app works cross platform too. You can use an Android to chat with a friend using an iOS. It requires Android 2.2 and up. It requires iOS 4.3 and later. It works well with your iPhone 3GS and above, and also with iPod Touch 3rd generation and above.
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