Bolt is Instagram’s new Snapchat-style app that allows users to send photos which are deleted after the recipient views them. The app is currently only launched in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa before a wider launch later this year.

We’re going to other regions soon, but are starting with handful of countries to make sure we can scale the experience.

Bolt’s interface is  simple, with a camera meny that use the entire screen. At the bottom there are round icons with contact profile pictures. Instead of logging in to an account, Bolt require access to your address book. From there you select 20 favorites, which you can send photos and video clips to.


To send a picture, simply tap on a contact’s image and a photo is taken and sent immediately. To send a video, press and hold the contact’s photo, and the video will be sent as soon as you let go.

After sending a picture or video, you have a few seconds to change your mind, which you do by shaking the phone.

(via IDG)