Like all digital spaces, messaging (Snapchat, Kik, WhatsApp, FB Messenger, etc) is getting very crowded. Two bits of news this week specific to pics and images.

· Instagram Direct is a new feature in the Instagram app that lets users send text, video and photo messages to each other. Messages can be sent privately to single recipients, or groups up to 15.

· New from Twitter, you can now send and receive photos & images via DM. This is available on both mobile and web versions of Twitter.