The photo-sharing app Instagram will now allow users to share photos privately.
The news comes just days after Twitter revealed that its users could now send photos embedded in direct messages. Instagram’s format will be similar, allowing users to share photos directly with a select individual or individuals, separate from his or her main photo stream.
When uploading a photo, you can elect to either post the picture publicly to your feed or send it to a specific person. If you select the private photo option, you can choose anywhere from one to 15 people to share it with. As for privacy against other users, people who you don’t follow can still send you photos, but you will have to first accept a request to see it.