Is Instagram Eyeing Up @instagram.com Email Addresses For Its Users As Part Of A Messaging Service?

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Last week, Om Malik at GigaOm reported that Instagram was working on a messaging feature to complement its already very-popular social photo app, now with some 150 million monthly active users. Now we’ve caught wind of something that could point to a possible feature on this would-be messaging product: @instagram.com email addresses.

A source who works in marketing for an e-commerce company has emailed us a list of such @instagram.com email addresses. They appeared, she says, as part of a request she made of one of the many companies out there that compiles data from social networking sites.

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She says that part of the results consisted of Twitter handles and Facebook email addresses, and it seems as if the @instagram.com addresses appeared as part of that list.

“We requested verified email addresses for the followers of a certain fan club on Twitter and received back these results,” she wrote…

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