Instagram users can now control what they view on their personal and Instagram Stories feed. The Mute button would allow users to silence certain users without notifying them that they have been muted.
Instagram will now tell you if you’ve seen all the new posts in the last 48 hours. It seems to be part of Facebook’s 'time well spent' initiative, which calls for more responsible social media usage.
Instagram introduced a new feature that would enhance its visual storytelling. Users can now add items that they see on their Instagram feed to their Instagram Stories platform.
Apps/Software May 17, 2018
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.
Apps/Software May 16, 2018
On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.
Apps/Software May 10, 2018
Fandango turned to Instagram in hopes to increase their moviegoer audience. The movie ticket company added a “Buy Tickets” button to their official Instagram page that would take them to the Fandango website.
Apps/Software May 8, 2018
A piece of Instagram’s code has been leaked to the public. This leaked piece of code previewed that the social media network might integrate music into future software updates.
Apps/Software May 7, 2018
WhatsApp gives iOS users exclusive features that will connect the app with two social media networks. Users will now be able to freely watch videos from Facebook and Instagram without leaving the app.
Apps/Software May 7, 2018
To enhance its image recognition technology, Facebook has the best source of images in the world: Instagram. Could this be another privacy issue for the company, though?
Apps/Software May 5, 2018
Get ready to go shopping on Instagram. The app is starting to incorporate native payments for some partners and if all goes well, Instagram could end up being a key player in the e-commerce space.
Apps/Software May 4, 2018
Facebook revealed new Instagram features at the F8 developer conference. Instagram users will now have access to video chat, new augmented reality filters, and integration with Spotify.
Apps/Software May 1, 2018
Like on Twitter and Facebook, you can now get a copy of your entire Instagram data. Simply go to Instagram web, submit your email, and wait for up to 48 hours.
Apps/Software April 26, 2018
Facebook announced two new features coming to Stories: 3D drawings with AR applications and Boomerang from Instagram. Despite criticisms of copying Snapchat and Instagram, the company is committed to getting more people to use its Facebook Camera.
Apps/Software April 14, 2018
A model got a surgery to change her eye color but experienced adverse effects soon after the procedure. Despite efforts to save her vision, she has lost a majority of her eyesight in both eyes.
Medicine April 13, 2018
In response to a TechCrunch report, a spokesperson said that a tool to allow users to download Instagram data is in the works. It is unclear when the tool will be released and why Instagram users would use it.
Apps/Software April 12, 2018
Instagram is currently testing a new feature called Nametags, which would allow people to create custom images so that finding and adding others is easier. Nametags would work like Snapchat's QR friend codes.
Apps/Software April 11, 2018
Instagram quietly rolled out a new focus portrait mode that works without people having to buy an iPhone X. The feature, however, doesn't work with every phone.
Apps/Software April 10, 2018
Snapchat and Instagram had now re-integrated Giphy after the removal of the racist GIF that offended many people across the world. New security measures had been put in place to make the apps' users feel safe again.
Apps/Software April 5, 2018
A new update for iOS devices quietly removed Instagram from the Apple Watch. A new requirement from Apple was allegedly not met by the developers, which triggered the system to remove the photo-sharing app from the wearable device.
Wearable Tech April 4, 2018
After years of complaints, Instagram is finally introducing changes to its newsfeed that’ll highlight newer posts. However, don’t expect a complete reversion to the old chronological algorithm.
Apps/Software March 23, 2018
Giphy has been disabled on Snapchat and Instagram. The move comes after a Twitter user discovered a racist GIF from Giphy’s indexing service that blatantly used the N-word.
Apps/Software March 13, 2018
Becoming an Instagram influencer may seem like a dream job but for this woman, it was anything but that. She is now $10,000 in debt because of what she was trying to do.
Life & Style March 8, 2018
An image was posted on Instagram featuring a Lego assault rifle along with a threatening message on Tuesday. The post led to an arrest the next day.
Viral March 1, 2018
Instagram is expanding options within its Direct messaging platform to give users the ability to send content that can be replayed permanently. Before, everything sent in threads always vanished.
Apps/Software February 21, 2018
Instagram is testing a new feature that lets story creators view the people who have taken a screenshot of their content. Only a number of users are participating in the test, and plans for a wide rollout remain uncertain.
Apps/Software February 12, 2018
Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.
Internet February 12, 2018
Finally, Instagram is letting users schedule posts, which is perfect for social media managers who need to parse content by date. But Instagram is only letting business users take advantage of the new feature for now.
Apps/Software February 1, 2018
Instagram now lets users put GIFs on their stories. The new GIF support comes after Instagram announced a deal with GIPHY to allow integration.
Apps/Software January 23, 2018
Facebook rolled out a new activity status on Android and iOS, sparking mixed reactions. The feature is turned on by default, but here's how to turn it off.
Apps/Software January 19, 2018
Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.
Internet January 19, 2018
Instagram is making new changes to its feed. It will now be recommending three to five posts that you see while scrolling through your feed.
Apps/Software December 30, 2017
Facebook released a new tool that lets users know if they liked Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Fake news was spread all over Facebook and Instagram by Russian-backed trolls.
Apps/Software December 28, 2017
Instagram will now allow its users to follow hashtags on the picture-focused social network. The new feature will inject relevant content to feeds, and it will allow users to become more involved with even their most niche interests.
Apps/Software December 13, 2017
Instagram is following the footsteps of Messenger. Apparently, the app is going to be split into two: the main Instagram app for typical photo-sharing features, and Direct for private messaging.
Apps/Software December 8, 2017
Instagram recently revised its set of community guidelines, adding a restriction for images that portray animal abuse, or the merchandise of endangered animals.
Internet December 6, 2017
Instagram has launched a new feature called Remix, which lets you vandalize your friends’ photos. Other changes are possibly coming as well, including a native regram button, a Stories archive, and GIFs.
Apps/Software November 30, 2017
Facebook has launched a new feature for its users to interact more with its Messenger app. A copy of Snapchat 'Streaks' will make people chat more often with their friends now on Messenger.
Apps/Software November 25, 2017
The new Instagram Superzoom feature allows users to easily create Dramatic Chipmunk-style videos. Here's how to make your own Superzoom videos, which will likely flood Instagram Stories over the next few weeks.
Apps/Software October 27, 2017
Facebook and Instagram recently went down because of a 'networking issue,' and as a natural response, the internet went on to Twitter to react in hilarious ways.
Internet October 12, 2017
Instagram has finally added polls to Stories, letting onlookers have a say in people’s day-to-day decisions. It’s seen as yet another example of Facebook attempting to copy Snapchat.
Apps/Software October 4, 2017
Instagram has grown massively, adding over 100 million users since April. Its Stories platform seems to be the key component of this growth, and it likely won’t stop anytime soon.
Apps/Software September 26, 2017
Facebook accidentally used an image of a rape threat to advertise Instagram. The horrible mistake is the result of depending too much on algorithms, and digs an ever deeper hole for the social network amid its recent gaffes.
Internet September 22, 2017
Instagram is changing its approach to autoplaying video. Soon, users won’t have to tap each content they want to watch with sound because the app will remember their choice and play sound automatically for the rest of each session.
Apps/Software September 18, 2017
Instagram users might soon have the option to share their Stories on Facebook. The move is seen as a way to pump blood into Facebook Stories, which hasn’t taken off quite well as Instagram Stories has.
Apps/Software September 7, 2017
Hackers have gotten ahold of accounts and email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, reports claim. The hackers created a database called Doxagram that lets you pull data at $10 per search.
Security September 2, 2017