In February 2018, Instagram tested a new feature that alerted users when someone took a screenshot of their content. By June, Instagram abandoned the new feature.
Apps/Software June 14, 2018
Social media network Instagram introduced its users to a new way to shop on their app. Users can instantly shop for some of their favorite brand’s items through a shopping cart sticker in Instagram Stories.
Apps/Software June 12, 2018
Reposting other people’s Stories on Instagram is now possible. Simply tag a person in a story and they’ll be able to share it with their friends, provided the original poster is set to public.
Apps/Software June 9, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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 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
Instagram now allows users to add stickers to their Stories, with the stickers to display information such as weather, time, and location. The new Instagram Stories feature is similar to the Geofilters offered by rival Snapchat.
Apps/Software December 21, 2016
Instagram announced that from last June's 500 million users, the number jumped to 600 million this month or only in a span of six months. Some say copying Snapchat features like video sharing helped the social media platform gain more clients this year.
Apps/Software December 16, 2016
Instagram just rolled out Instagram Live within Instagram Stories panel in the United States. With the new feature, friends can share videos of basically anything as it happens.
Apps/Software December 13, 2016
An update to Instagram brings yet another Snapchat-like feature to the photo sharing app. Users of Instagram will now get an alert when someone takes a screenshot of their temporary direct message.
Apps/Software November 30, 2016
Instagram has rolled out its own live video feature, setting it apart from the crowd by making it completely ephemeral. Once the broadcast is over, the video and messages are gone for good.
Apps/Software November 21, 2016
Instagram Stories got its most major upgrade since launch, getting three notable new features. Users can now create Boomerang videos without leaving the app, add URL links to stories, and tag others with easy mentions.
Internet November 10, 2016
Facebook is copying Snapchat again with WhatsApp Status, a feature being tested that resembles Snapchat Stories. Through Status, users can post customized images and videos which automatically disappear after 24 hours.
Apps/Software November 6, 2016
Instagram is rolling out its own suicide prevention tool in the hope of saving lives. With the new tool, users can choose to talk to a friend, or contact a helpline to receive aid.
Apps/Software October 23, 2016
Instagram Stories will now be found under the picture-sharing service's Explore tab, making it easier for users to discover interesting accounts to follow. The move marks another difference between the feature and the similar Snapchat Stories.
Apps/Software October 19, 2016
Snapchat Stories clone Instagram Stories launched just two months ago and it already reached an impressive 100 million daily active users. Considering Instagram's user base and Instagram Stories' prime real estate position within the service, is that really a surprise?
Apps/Software October 6, 2016
Yodel is the new ephemeral messaging app that is taking on Snapchat (now called Snap) by allowing users to collaborate on Group Stories.
Apps/Software October 3, 2016
Instagram Stories gets a boost from a new suggestion system that Instagram rolled out earlier this week. AI-curated suggestions promises a more personalized feel.
Apps/Software August 30, 2016
Instagram is taking inspiration from Snapchat's Discover tool by curating user-generated videos of concerts and sports events. The new feature, simply called the Event Channel, aims to make you 'feel like you're in the front row.'
Apps/Software August 17, 2016
Instagram Stories got a notable update that may look very familiar to Snapchat users. The latest update adds one-finger slide to zoom, as well as the ability to switch between front and rear cameras while recording, just like on Snapchat.
Apps/Software August 16, 2016
A Chrome extension recently rolled out for Instagram, allowing users to see Instagram Stories on the web. With this extension, however, it's incredibly easy to download 'ephemeral' videos for non-ephemeral safekeeping.
Internet August 13, 2016
There is now a Chrome extension that allows Instagram users to view Stories on the web. Here’s how to use it.
Internet August 12, 2016
What is Instagram Stories, and how similar is it to its competitor Snapchat? It seems like the two features are exactly alike.
Apps/Software August 2, 2016
Instagram may have just declared war on Snapchat, launching its own 'Stories' with 24-hour ephemeral content. Competition is heating up with the new 'Instagram Stories,' set to hit Android and iOS in the coming weeks.
Apps/Software August 2, 2016