How to send disappearing photos and videos on Instagram after the new regulation in Europe

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Instagram has recently dropped the support for sending disappearing photos and videos in Direct, for all European users.
In this article we explain a way to get the feature back!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Disappearing Photos and Videos
Guide valid for…? iOS and Android

Instagram has disabled the possibility to send disappearing photos and videos in Europe, due to their new rules for messaging services:

If you were used to send disappearing photos and videos, we have a good news for you today: there is still a way to send them!
Threads From Instagram is their official second app, used exclusively for messaging purposes and stories with close friends, but it also allows the usual messaging service with other people you follow on Instagram.
This app has not been updated yet to reflect the new changes introduced in Europe, so you can download it and send disappearing photos and videos!

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After downloading the app, open a chat, tap the camera button, take a photo, tap the disappearing button and send the photo:

Note that you should avoid any new update of the Threads app, otherwise you might lose the feature.
If the application is not available in your country, you can download it from APKMirror, a safe place where to find verified APKs.
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