Instagram Direct Adds Support for Sending Links, Landscape and Portrait Images

Today, Instagram has released a minor update to its Direct messaging feature, adding the ability to send links directly in the app.

Instagram is also adding automatic links to phone numbers and addresses sent through Direct, which can be very useful. Additionally, the update adds support sending both landscape and portrait images in Direct messages. Users can now send the photo as it was captured, instead of weirdly cropping your pictures.

Both features should be available on iOS starting today as part of Instagram version 10.16. If you are an Android user, the ability to send links will also be available today, but the ability to send both landscape and portrait photos will be “coming soon.”

Instagram is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 8.0 or later.