Instagram is all set to outcast its competitors in the market by introducing some new features. After adding portrait and landscape mode to the site, it has now included chat messaging facility for the users. Apart from adding videos and photographs, users can now start private or group conversations with friends. The chat feature of Snapchat has gained much popularity among the youths and Instagram expect to secure the spot by introducing the same in their site.

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 According to the reports, with the new features users can directly share pictures on chat or reply to any picture they receive via chat. Though this feature is quite useful for computer users, it is especially meant for youths, who mostly prefer to upload images or videos from their phone.

Owned by Facebook Inc. Instagram has 300 million users, thrice compared to Snapchat, which so far records 100 million users. However, it is much more attractive than Instagram and is gradually becoming one of its biggest rivals. Yet, Instagram is not taking the competition lightly and is making the necessary improvisations to ensure its lead in the online market. Online messaging or chatting has become an integral feature of many sites and LinkedIn Corp on Tuesday announced their plans of revamping their inbox. The site may soon get new apps or designs for facilitating chat.