Instagram launches new messaging service, titled Bolt, is now available for Android and iOS users in select countries. It’s basically be treated as a Snapchat clone, where you need to sign in and quickly share images back and forth between your followers and friends. It requires your phone number to sign in rather than an Facebook or email account, also you can share images with your colleagues and friends with just one tap — there isn’t any shutter button to capture and review while sending.
As I have already mentioned, as of now the Bolt picture messaging service is limited to few countries to work on the bugs and errors, but soon they are going to launch this to everyone across the world. Countries that gets the taste of this new service include South Africa, New Zealand and Singapore which were chosen because of their high Instagram users. If you live in one of the aforementioned countries you can get your hands on the app now, also there isn’t any certain date of availability to this app to everyone.
■ Go back and forth by replying to your friends with text, photos or videos.
■ Sign up with your phone number, no email address needed.
■ Photos and videos are always unedited so people can see the world as you do.
■ Swipe photos away and they’re gone.
■ Organize your 20 Favorites in whatever order works for you.
■ One tap takes a photo or records a video. As soon as you lift your finger, it sends.
■ Easily caption photos and videos.
We’ll have to see how well Bolt is received in the initial launch region seeing the solid clash in the quick messaging and photo space. Are you looking forward to trying out Bolt for yourself? Let us know in the comments.