Instagram rolled out version 5.0 today, which offers a new featured called Instagram Direct. Instagram Direct is a new way to send photo and video messages to friends. Instagram had this to say about the Direct feature:

“From how you capture photos and videos to the way you start conversations through likes and comments, we built Instagram Direct to feel natural to the Instagram experience you already know. When you open Instagram, you’ll now see a new icon in the top right corner of your home feed. Tap it to open your inbox where you’ll see photos and videos that people have sent to you. To send a photo or video to specific people, tap the camera button to enter the same simple photo or video capture and editing screens. At the top of the share screen, you’ll see the option to share with your followers (“Followers”) or to send to specific people (“Direct”). To send using Direct, tap the names of the people you want to send your photo or video to, write your caption, tap “send” and you’re done.

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After sending, you’ll be able to find out who’s seen your photo or video, see who’s liked it and watch your recipients commenting in real time as the conversation unfolds.

Photos and videos that you receive from people you follow will appear immediately. If someone you’re not following sends you a photo or video on Instagram, it will go to your requests so you can decide if you want to view it.”

The new Instagram version 5.0 with Direct on Android works flawlessly on BlackBerry 10. If you’ve installed the latest 10.2.1 leak you’ll be able to easily download and install the APK. Otherwise, you can learn how to side-load for Mac here and Windows PC here.

*UPDATE* Get a newer version of Instagram here.