Instagram Bolt

A few Instagram users have received notifications to download a free app from the developers called Bolt, which is described cryptically as a one-tap photo messenger. That sounds an awful lot like Snapchat, though we'll have to wait to see if that's the case. Unfortunately the download link pointed to a dead end and the notification was quickly removed.

Facebook has already jumped into the Snapchat-style app already with Slingshot, so it would seem a little redundant for them to pump out another through their Instagram subsidiary. With any luck, these early notifications are a sign that a launch is imminent and the mystery will be solved soon enough. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled.

What would you guys like to see in a "one tap photo messenger"? Is that even a thing you'd find yourself using? Do you ever use Instagram direct messages?

Source: @yo_areli via The Verge