Fortunately, Direct will let you delete messages that you regret sending out and hide ugly ones that your friends have sent to you.
You can even send and receive messages with people you aren't following, but you'll have to request their approval first, which should mean your inbox won't be filling up with spam.
If you only ever message your significant other, your inbox will fill up with dozens of threads between the two of you, with no easy way to find an old one other than scrolling past every other photo that's ever been sent to you.
Instagram Direct is available as part of Instagram's 5.0 update, which is available today on both i OS and Android.
The update also includes some much-needed design changes for the camera interface on i Phone, bringing it in line with the i OS 7 style that's been present across just about everything else in the app.
When this happens frequently, it can lead to a reduction in their sex-life together, a growing sense of disconnection and an erosion of the marital bond.
Improving the marriage The discovery of your husband’s online world is a crisis in your marriage but it can also represent an opportunity.
With Direct, Instagram has also effectively added granular privacy settings for photos into the app — those settings may be disguised as a messaging service, but that just makes them all that much easier to use.
ASK THE EXPERT: QI have been married 10 years and we have four children aged 9, 7, 6 and 4.Like Facebook's messaging service, Instagram also won't let you pretend that you haven't seen a message that's been sent to you.It'll let you know whether a photo has been viewed or not, and it'll even display a timer beside each message to remind you of just how quickly someone viewed it or just how long they've been ignoring it for.How much of a problem it is, depends on the degree and type of access and what it means in the context of the marriage.There is a big difference between a person occasionally viewing pornography with the knowledge and even involvement of their partner to a full-blown betrayal and using adult websites to start affairs with other people.If you want to do that, you'll have to start a whole new message thread.