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Facebook And Instagram Went Offline Because Of A 'Networking Issue,' The Internet Reacts Hilariously

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

How To Add Polls To Your Instagram Stories

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 Now With 800 Million Monthly Users: Growth In The Past Five Months Fastest Ever, Says Exec

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 Used A Rape Threat To Advertise Instagram: Here's How That Happened

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 Now Autoplays All Videos With Sound: No Need To Tap Videos Each Time

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 Stories Can Soon Be Shared On Facebook Because No One Seems To Be Using Facebook Stories

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

Instagram Hack Bigger Than Initially Thought: Hackers Are Selling Contact Information Of 6 Million Accounts At $10 Per Query

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

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Instagram Is Now Testing Split-Screen Livestreams: How It Works

Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature over the next few months that those who like to livestream might find handy. Soon, you’ll be able to start two-person livestream with a friend.

Apps/Software August 9, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

Instagram Now Uses AI To Block Offensive Comments: Will The Feature Arrive Soon On Facebook?

Instagram is now using artificial intelligence to block offensive comments and spam on the picture-sharing social network. Is it safe to assume that the tools will soon also arrive on Facebook to fight hate speech?

Apps/Software June 30, 2017

Instagram Will Make influencers Tag Paid Promotional Posts Going Forward

Going through the posts of social media celebrities and influencers, it can be difficult identifying paid posts. Instagram is trying to offer more transparency to users by having influencers tag what posts are paid for.

Apps/Software June 14, 2017

Oops, They Did It Again: Russian Hackers Tapped Britney Spears's Instagram Account To Post Coded Messages

A Slovakian cybersecurity firm has found that Russian hackers used Britney Spears's Instagram account for a malware operation. The hackers posted coded messages linking to the Turla hacker server.

Security June 9, 2017

Instagram Stories Get Location And Hashtag Stickers With Latest Update: Here's How It Works

Instagram Stories just got another neat update with the latest version of the app, now making stories easier to find. The new Instagram version brings location and hashtag options, so here's how it all works and how to opt out.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Instagram Good For Selfies, Not For Mental Health: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Smart About Social Media

Social networking is now a big part of kids’ lives, with tweens and teens turning to social media platforms for validation from their peers but leaving them exposed to the dangers of social media. What can parents do to protect them?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2017

Social Media May Not Be Good For A Young Person's Mental Health

Social media seems to dominate so much of people's lives today. A recent survey suggests that extensive use of social media may harm the mental and emotional well-being of users, particularly the younger crowd.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Instagram Deemed Worst Social Media Platform For Young Users' Mental Health, YouTube Ranked Most Positive: Study

A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.

Internet May 19, 2017

Facebook, Messenger, And Instagram Teaming Up: New Feature Will Show Notifications From All Three Apps

Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram are testing a shared notifications feature that will help users keep track of new activity among all three apps. The feature will greatly help users who spend a lot of time on the three Facebook-owned apps.

Apps/Software May 19, 2017

Instagram Face Filters Now Live: Here's How To Use The Snapchat-like Feature

Instagram has now launched a new set of face filters, which will allow you to add masks, crowns, glasses, and more to selfies. Here’s how to use them.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Instagram Selfie Filters And More Creative Tools Roll Out, Copying Snapchat Some More: What's New?

Instagram copied another major Snapchat feature, now adding 'face filters' for users to spice up their selfies. The latest update also brings new creative tools, so here's what's new.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Instagram Reaches 700 Million Active Users, Beats Twitter's 328 Million

Instagram has now reached 700 million users, miles ahead of Twitter’s and Snapchat’s user base. The strategy behind the growth of the photo-messaging service is upsetting Snapchat’s own growth.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

Elon Musk's Personal Life Is Usually Private, But His Relationship With Amber Heard Is Now On Instagram

Elon Musk and Amber Heard have officially confirmed their relationship, ending months of rumors. Both Musk and Heard took to Instagram in a coordinated strike, simultaneously posting photos of them together at a restaurant in Australia.

Celebrities April 24, 2017

FTC Warns Instagram Celebrities About Paid Ads: People Should Know Sponsored Posts Are Sponsored

If you're having trouble figuring out which Instagram celebrity posts are sponsored, things might get easier soon. The FTC sent reminders to marketers and influencers, prompting them to label their sponsored posts more clearly.

Internet April 20, 2017

No Wi-Fi Or Mobile Data? Don’t Worry, Instagram For Android Now Works Even When You’re Offline

Instagram has good news for its users who might not have reliable internet speeds. The app will now work in offline mode, and here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

You Can Now Group Saved Posts On Instagram Into Collections, Like Pinterest: Here’s How

Instagram has made its app more like Pinterest, allowing users to create private collections to store and sort saved posts in. Here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

F8 2017: What To Expect At Facebook’s Developer Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference will be held on April 18 in San Jose, California. Expect a myriad of developments from AR to VR tand from false news to Messenger.

Internet April 18, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out New Sticker Features As Stories Beats Snapchat, Reaching 200 Million Users Daily

Instagram has released new sticker features and tools for Stories and Direct. The latest update comes as the company beats Snapchat’s 160 million daily users with their 200 million.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Instagram Direct Now Combines Disappearing Photos And Videos With Permanent Records And Messages: How It Works

Instagram Direct just got a serious overhaul, combining ephemeral and permanent messages in a single inbox for a more streamlined experience. Here's how everything works.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Snapchat Throws Shade At Instagram For April Fools', Shows It Can Also Play The Copying Game

Snapchat’s April Fools' prank is being regarded as the winner of this year’s pranks because it finally addresses, albeit lightly, Facebook’s attempts to copy Snapchat. The prank involves a filter that parodies the Instagram user interface.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication For All Users And Can Now Blur Sensitive Photos

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication and blurs sensitive photos. New announcements are made from the social media site for a safer and friendlier use of their platform.

Apps/Software March 24, 2017

Instagram Now Lets You Save Live Video Broadcasts On Your Phone: Here’s How

Following the footsteps of Periscope and Facebook Live, Instagram has now introduced to its users the ability to save their own live broadcasts. The new feature rolls out with version 10.12 of Instagram for iOs and Android.

Apps/Software March 20, 2017

Starbucks’ Secret Menu Features Another Pink Purple Drink

The Pink Purple Drink is the latest Starbucks secret menu item that's all over Instagram.

Life & Style March 3, 2017

Instagram User Wins All-Expense-Paid Cruise For Summer Intern-Ship

An Instagram user just won the best 'intern-ship' ever, beating out 75,000 other applicants. The lucky winner gets to go on an all-expense-paid vacation and all she has to do is post on Instagram.

Life & Style February 26, 2017

Lady Gaga Tweets 'Million Reasons' Teaser Video For Mysterious 'Love Project' With Director Brett Ratner

Lady Gaga and director Brett Ratner are set to collaborate on a mysterious new venture entitled ‘The Love Project.’ Gaga tweeted a teaser video of the project set to her hit song 'Million Reasons.'

Celebrities February 25, 2017

Beyoncé May Have A Secret Snapchat Account And Fans Are Losing It

Beyoncé posted a photo with daughter Blu Ivy to her Instagram with Snapchat’s popular deer filter, suggesting that the singer has a secret account.

Celebrities February 24, 2017

How To Upload Instagram’s New Album Posts And View The 10 Photo Or Video Carousels

Instagram users can now post up to10 photos or videos at once. Here’s how to use and view the new album-like feature.

Apps/Software February 22, 2017

Is Snapchat's Growth Hampered By Instagram? Platform Faces Competition (Again) From Facebook

Snapchat experienced a slower user growth in the last two quarters of 2016. The company is facing stiff competition from Instagram, and could be facing another competition in Facebook.

Apps/Software February 4, 2017

Multi-Photo Posts On Instagram Could Soon Be Possible

Rumors suggest that Instagram version 10.7.0 may possibly bring the multi-photo option users’ way. The exact date of the upcoming feature's arrival is not known.

Apps/Software February 2, 2017

Facebook Stock Soars After Earnings Crush Market Expectations

Facebook's released fourth quarter earnings has been favorably received by the market. The figures have outpaced projections, as it reported a profit of $3.57 billion, which is about $1.21 a share.

Business Tech February 1, 2017

Instagram For Windows 10 Mobile Gets Updated, Brings Night Mode And Boomerang Support

Instagram has finally rolled out an update for smartphones running on the Windows 10 Mobile platform. The update brings Boomerang, hands-free and night mode features users’ way.

Apps/Software January 31, 2017

Facebook Earnings Call: Expectations Strong But Analysts Predict Ad Growth Slowdown

Analysts have projected that Facebook's next earnings report will continue the growth posted in previous quarters. This could, however, be affected by Facebook's own pronouncement that it is facing a decline in ad placements.

Internet January 30, 2017

Facebook Takes A Page From Snapchat's Playbook Again, Starts Testing 'Stories' Tool

Facebook has yet again taken another Snapchat feature and made it its own. It’s called Stories, borrowing the name from Instagram, and it features photos or videos that disappear after a day.

Apps/Software January 26, 2017

Instagram Live Stories To Roll Out Worldwide Next Week

With its live video for Instagram Stories, the photo-sharing app is hoping to boost its number of users. The live video for Instagram Stories feature will be rolling out for users next week.

Internet January 25, 2017

Instagram Stories Gets Full-Screen Ads As Daily User Base Reaches 150 Million

Instagram began embedding non-intrusive ads into its users Stories beginning Jan. 11. They contain unclickable promotional contents that will be paid according to the impressions they generate.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

Instagram Launches Live Photos Support, Rolls Out Image Quality Improvements To iPhone 7

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger announced Live Photos and wide color support for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Users can now upload GIFs faster and share better photos on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 6, 2017

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