In a bid to be more like Snapchat, Facebook-owned Instagram just release an update that will give users the ability to send disappearing photos and videos in Instagram Direct. Users can send disappearing photos and videos to friends and groups, by swiping right into the camera to capture, then tap the arrow to send it privately.

The company also announce a live streaming feature that they calling Live stories, like with the ephemeral videos and photos, Live Stories will disappear after being viewed.

In their official announcement, Instagram said;

It’s easy to go live — just swipe right from feed to open the camera, tap the “Start Live Video” button and start sharing for up to an hour. Your friends may get a notification when you go live so they can tune in. While you’re live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.

When someone you follow starts a live story, you’ll see “Live” under their profile photo in the stories bar. During the broadcast, you can comment and like as much as you want. You can also check out new live stories on Explore. Tap “Top Live” to see exciting live stories happening at that moment and swipe right and left to easily skip around.

The Disappearing Photos and Videos in Instagram Direct is now available when you update your Instagram app to version 10.0, while the Live videos on Instagram Stories and Explore will roll out globally over the next few weeks.