Instagram unveils Facebook Messenger-style standalone app called Direct which will clutter up your phone

Have you got space on your phone for yet another chap app? (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Facebook is testing yet another messenger service which will force people to install a new and potentially unwanted app on their phone.

Instagram, which Zuck’s firm bought in 2012, is working on a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company’s third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger.

Loyal Facebookers will remember when the social network introduced its own private messaging feature in 2014.

This was particularly annoying on mobile phones because you need to install a separate app.

Kevin Weil, Instagram vice president, announced the plans in a tweet which said: With… Read the full story

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