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Instagram launches Snapchat competitor Bolt in Singapore

Published on Jul 30, 2014 4:30 AM
Screenshots of the app Bolt.

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched a new photo messaging app, Bolt. It launched today at 4.30am local time in Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa.

The standalone app lets users share one-to-one messages with contacts in the user’s phone directory who also have the app installed.

In addition to photos, text captions can also be added; and short videos of up to 5 seconds can be sent.

Messages in Bolt are temporary - the receiver can swipe the message away to delete it.Users can select up to 20 contacts to place them on a “favourites” list.

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