How to view and reply to disappearing photos and videos received on Instagram?

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When you receive a disappearing photo or video, a little photo button appears at the top of your inbox to indicate which account sent it to you. When you tap it, it will begin playing immediately and play/stay on your screen for eighteen seconds. After that, it is gone. You have the option to reply to the photo/video in kind i.e. with a disappearing photo or video of your own. When you get a disappearing photo or video from someone, their profile picture will appear at the top of your inbox with a colorful ring around it.

You can tap someone's profile picture to view messages they've sent and reply to them. Disappearing photos and videos are a conversation of their own. They will not appear in a direct message thread in your inbox. You will be able to tell when your photo/video has to be viewed by your recipient. You can only send and receive these disappearing messages from an account that you follow and that follows you back. This should effectively prevent spam.

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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!