If you are a lover or an addict of Snapchat, Vine or Instagram, Chill! There is a cooler app. The photo sharing app, Instagram which is own by Facebook has unveiled on
Tuesday yet another kick ass app called â€œBoltâ€ which could kick Snapchat out of the social network game.
Bolt a new messaging app that allows users to send short-lived photo and video messages from mobile devices.
If you have ever used â€œVineâ€ which is an app from twitter, then you probably might noticed that Bolt is a Vine copycat. Would you forgive me for saying Bolt is a copycat of Snapchat, Instagram and Vine? I doubt not.
Bolt allows users to send quick messages that self-destruct by simply tapping on a userâ€™s photo on a smartphone screen.
The service is Instagramâ€™s answer to similar apps like Snapchat, which has a smaller but much more active user base of 500 million snaps per day as compared to 60 million from Instagram, and even Slingshot, which is also owned by Facebook.
As the time of writing this article, the app â€œBoltâ€ can only be used in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. A statement made by a spokesperson of Instagram told the verge saying â€œWeâ€™re going to other regions soon, but are starting with handful of countries to make sure we can scale the experience,â€
The way to use the app is pretty simple, userâ€™s signup into the app using with their phone number rather than their e-mail address. They are asked to add their friends (up to 20) to a â€œfavouritesâ€ list and can then shoot and send a photo or video with one tap.
They can also add text captions and reply directly to messages with a photo or text.
To delete a photo, users simply swipe it away.