GreenInstagramBannerWhat’s next for Instagram? According to a report by GigaOM citing “well-placed sources,” the answer to that question is private messaging features.

The private messaging features may be included in the next version of Instagram, which the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network plans to release by year-end, according to GigaOM, and group messaging may be in the mix, as well.

Readers: Do you think Instagram needs messaging features?