When comparing IM+ vs Instagram Direct, the Slant community recommends IM+ for most people. In the question“What are the best messaging apps for iOS?” IM+ is ranked 23rd while Instagram Direct is ranked 28th. The most important reason people chose IM+ is:
IM+ has the most extensive client support out of any of its competition and is the **only** app with the ability to send secure, off-the-record messages.
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Pro Can send encrypted messages
IM+ has the most extensive client support out of any of its competition and is the only app with the ability to send secure, off-the-record messages.
Pro Simple user interface
IM+ does the core IM experience incredibly well. The layout is intuitive to use and the very high app store reviews indicate how stable and user friendly the app is.
Pro Advanced chat history
Access your messaging history in the app or on the web
Pro View Twitter feed
Pro Off-the-Record Messaging (As a paid upgrade)
Pro Group Chats
Skype, MSN, AIM, and ICQ only
Pro Photo, voice, video and IM messaging
Pro Web application to chat from your desktop or laptop
Pro Extensive client support
IM+ has the most extensive client support out of any of its competition:
- MSN/Live Messenger
- Mail.Ru Agent
- SINA Weibo
- Yandex IM.
Pro Video & photo messages
Photos have to be cropped to be square.
That can be applied to photos and videos.
Pro Group messages
With up to 15 people.
Con Walled garden
Can't communicate with people outside of Instagram.