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How to Send Disappearing Photos and Videos on Instagram in Europe Post New Regulation

After the new regulations enacted by Europe to the messaging platforms, Instagram has dropped the support for sending disappearing photos and videos for all European users. If you’re an Instagram user from Europe then you probably might have lost the ability to send disappearing photos and videos in Direct.

But don’t worry, here we have brought you a way with which you can still send your followers the disappearing photos or videos. Check out below:

Send Disappearing Photos and Videos on Instagram

Before we move to how to send disappearing photos and videos on Instagram Direct in Europe, first let’s see if you still have the feature or lost it. Facebook-owned photo and video sharing service, Instagram, has recently disabled this feature through an app update in Europe after the union enacted a new regulation for messaging services. So if you still haven’t updated the app then chances are you still might send disappearing photos and videos on Instagram as usual.

But if you have lost access to this feature then don’t worry, there is still a way to send them. Keep reading!

How to Send Disappearing Photos, Videos on Instagram in Europe Post New Regulation

Instagram has another official app dubbed “Threads from Instagram,” which is used exclusively for messaging purposes and stories with close friends. The good news is that this app also allows the usual messaging service with other people you follow on the social media platform. But fortunately, Threads from Instagram hasn’t been updated yet and hence does not reflect the new changes introduced in Europe. So with this app, you’re still able to send disappearing photos and videos to your Instagram followers — all you need to do is just download [Play Store | App Store] and install it on your phone.

Once you download and install this app on your phone, just open a chat and take a photo by tapping the camera button. Next, tap the disappearing button and then send the photo. That’s it.

Note: Keep in mind that you should avoid any new update of the Threads app, otherwise you will lose this ability on this app too.

If you’re unable to download Threads from Instagram or it’s not available in your country, you can download it from APKMirror.

Punkaj Kumar

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