This is Bolt, Instagram’s new messaging app
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Instagram has quietly unveiled its new “one-tap” messaging app, Bolt, for iOS and Android. The app lets you quickly send a photo (or video) to a friend, which then disappears once it’s been read. Bolt is essentially a carbon copy of buzzy messaging app Taptalk, although a lot prettier. Tap on a friend’s face to send a photo instantly, or long-press on their face to send a video. Shake your phone to undo an accidental Bolt. But there’s a catch: Bolt is for now only available in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.
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“We’re going to other regions soon, but are starting with handful of countries to make sure we can scale the experience,” an Instagram spokesman tells The Verge. “Instagram has 65…