Tag Archives: Instagram

Instagram Adds ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Mentions’ to Stories; Confirms It’s Working on Live Video

  In August, Instagram introduced a new feature called ‘Stories’ that allows users to string together multiple shots or video clips into a single video that can then be shared with friends. This feature was widely compared with rival app Snapchat’s Story feature. In order to expand the reach of its feature, the company brought ‘Stories’ to the ‘Explore’ tab ... Read More »

Instagram Wants to Be Your One-Stop Shopping Destination

  For a week in May, some of Instagram’s designers, engineers and product managers met not at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters but at a rented house, stocked with grocery store snacks. There, away from computers and armed with pencil and paper, they explored a question important for the photo-sharing app’s future: how do we get our users to ... Read More »

Instagram Attracting extra marketing Than Twitter: Survey

advertising businesses are for the first time turning to Instagram greater often than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a in addition indication of weakness in an advert income operation that has been one of the few vivid spots for Twitter. The survey, from a unit of Comcast referred to as Strata, came the identical ... Read More »

Instagram Overhauls Apps, logo With cutting-edge update

fb-owned Instagram on Thursday redesigned its logo or even launched an app replace for iPhone and Android customers. the new emblem is estimated with the purpose to make it appearance greater vibrant and colorful, and the update brings a simpler design this is aimed at highlighting the network’s pix and films.. The up to date Instagram apps have arrived at ... Read More »

Instagram to Add Video Channels to ‘Explore’ Section

Facebook’s picture sharing app Instagram is updating its “Explore” section to add video channels that will appear in a feed according to users’ preferences. The feature will have a personalised channel called “videos you might like” that will collect videos from across Instagram’s global community and also will include a “Featured” column highlighting videos on specific topics, Instagram said. For ... Read More »

Pope to Join Bieber and Co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his inauguration as the leader of ... Read More »

Instagram Follows Facebook, Twitter to Show Posts in Order of ‘Relevance’

Instagram users could soon notice something different in their feeds: Instead of showing users the most recent posts first, the mobile photo-sharing app says it will give higher priority to posts that each user is likely to care about most. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that’s how Facebook decides what to show users of its online social network. Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook’s Instagram Blocks Telegram, Snapchat Links on Its Platform

Instagram has started blocking links to select rival platforms on its platform. The Facebook-owned photo sharing network confirmed it is disallowing ‘add me’ deep-linking to Telegram and Snapchat. Until recently, users were able to include links to a range of social networking website on the ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ section of their account. In what appears to be an ... Read More »

Instagram Finally Adds 2-Factor Authentication

Facebook-owned Instagram has begun rolling out two-factor authentication (aka two-factor verification) feature for users. The process will prevent hackers to log in to a user’s account even if they have the ID and password. The feature is not visible in Android or iOS apps in India for now. The two-factor authentication confirmed by Instagram to TechCrunch, will work just like ... Read More »

Instagram to Soon Roll Out Video View Counts

Facebook in September 2014 added the video view count feature on its website and has now brought the feature to its Instagram service as well. Instagram users will soon be able to see how many times a video has been viewed by others. The view counts will appear below the video post along with other regular options such as likes ... Read More »