The Instagram Bolt messaging app has currently debuted as a soft launch in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. It provides an instant way for people to share private images to a small group of friends with the tap of a finger. Like Snapchat, once the image is viewed it disappears right after. Yet Instagram Bolt has more similarities to Taptalk and Slingshot, Facebook's own answer to this messaging craze.
The main difference is that Instagram Bolt focuses on sending photo and video messages to one person at a time. Of course, it boasts a favorites bar so that users can potentially send an image to up to 20 people at a time. Hopefully Instagram Bolt comes overseas sooner rather than later to see what all the fuss is about.