The stand-alone Instagram Direct app will no longer be supported starting later this month, according to Facebook. Instagram, however, will keep working on Direct features.
Scientists can win more hearts with Instagram selfies. A new study shows that people perceive seemingly serious scientists as warmer and more deserving of public trust when their social media accounts have their actual photos in it.
Life & Style May 11, 2019
Instagram has begun handing off to Facebook posts that may contain misinformation. Even when found as such, however, they won’t be removed from the platform entirely.
Apps/Software May 9, 2019
Soon, you’ll be able to send messages across Instagram and WhatsApp using just Messenger. There’s also a Messenger desktop client in testing that might roll out later this year.
Apps/Software May 1, 2019
Certain celebrities and influencers will soon be able to tag products to regular Instagram posts. A new Donation Sticker has also been added to Stories.
Apps/Software May 1, 2019
Quiz stickers are now available on Instagram Stories. Unlike polls, you can add multiple questions and set a correct answer for each, and it’s as easy as placing any sticker option already available.
Apps/Software April 25, 2019
In fact, some of the enviable travel photos on the Instagram Explore page are probably fake. A recent study reveals that 10 percent of people post fake vacation pictures on social media.
Life & Style April 22, 2019
Instagram confirms that an internal prototype version of the app hides a posts’ like counts. This design change isn’t being tested at the moment, but it could significantly impact user engagement if implemented.
Apps/Software April 19, 2019
Moving forward, Instagram is going to demote borderline content, which means posts found in violation of this will be less visible. How does Instagram define borderline content?
Apps/Software April 11, 2019
Facebook has 'mistakenly' deleted some of Mark Zuckerberg's old posts and cannot restore them back, and this isn't the first time this happened, reports revealed. Here are some of the missing posts.
Internet March 30, 2019
Instagram has introduced its newest feature called Checkout, where users can directly purchase products without leaving the app. Here's how it works.
Internet March 23, 2019
Facebook-owned apps have been down for hours across the globe. The worldwide outage is one of the longest the social media platforms experienced, with some users still not being able to access the apps at the time of writing.
Internet March 14, 2019
How can Instagram glue more eyes to smartphones? Well, by making people watch content together, of course. Unearthed code reveals a new 'co-watch' feature, which would let users do exactly that.
Apps/Software March 8, 2019
JetBlue is giving away ‘free’ flights for a year to the lucky winners of its 'All You Can Jet' contest. However, contestants must clear their Instagram feed first to be qualified.
Apps/Software March 5, 2019
Instagram may or may not be testing a feature that lets users create Public Collections, to which people may add their contributions. It was buried in the Android version of the app by a researcher.
Apps/Software February 23, 2019
Instagram Direct messages could soon come to web browsers on mobile and desktop. This report comes as Facebook revealed plans of combining apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.
Apps/Software February 13, 2019
Instagram really wants you to watch IGTV videos. So much so that it’s now going to show one-minute IGTV previews on the main Instagram app.
Apps/Software February 8, 2019
Instagram is making it easier for people with multiple accounts to manage their profiles with a new feature called Main Account. Don’t get excited yet, though.
Apps/Software February 5, 2019
It might take a long time before Facebook’s unified messaging platform arrives. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is still in the early stages of the proposed integration.
Apps/Software January 31, 2019
Facebook is once again facing privacy issues. After reports surfaced about the company’s plan to merge its messaging apps, lawmakers are now raising concerns on how it’ll affect users’ privacy.
Security January 28, 2019
If not by the end of this year, nearly all of major apps owned by Facebook will have a unified messaging system by early 2020. They’ll have end-to-end encryption as well, as so ordered by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Apps/Software January 26, 2019
Netflix just made it easier to share on Instagram what show or movie a person is currently watching. Sharing a Netflix title as an Instagram Story is now just a few clicks away.
Apps/Software January 23, 2019
New research wants professionals to treat excessive social media use seriously. In a study, they found that those who spend more time logged into Facebook or Instagram performed badly in an exercise that tests decision-making skills.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019
Instagram has rolled out a feature that lets users post to multiple accounts at once, making it easier for businesses and influencers to share contents. As of now, it is only available for iOS users.
Apps/Software January 9, 2019
More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019
Instagram for a short time changed the way users see new posts from scrolling downward to swiping sideways. Many were unwelcoming of the change and took to social media to ask officials to bring back the old design.
Apps/Software December 27, 2018
Instagram is reportedly testing specialized features for influencers, celebrities, and other high-profile accounts. The tools include quality filters for direct messages, and improved access to follower analytics, among others.
Apps/Software December 12, 2018
Instagram has now added the ability to send voice messages inside Instagram Direct. Users can record clips up to a minute long and they’ll stay permanent, unlike Stories.
Apps/Software December 11, 2018
Instagram users can now share their stories with a more close group of people. A response to the rising popularity of Finstagrams, the feature is available now on Android and iOS.
Apps/Software November 30, 2018
Visually impaired users will now have a better Instagram experience. The app now incorporates object recognition technology to automatically describe what’s in a photo, and users can also input their custom descriptions to provide more details.
Apps/Software November 28, 2018
Facebook and Instagram experienced outages Tuesday morning, bringing internet to a grinding halt.
Internet November 20, 2018
Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian $1 million dollars after she obliged his request to turn down a sponsored post on Instagram. The reality star was asked to promote products that were inspired by Yeezy.
Celebrities October 4, 2018
Instagram is bolstering its hands-on assistance to people crossing swords with drug addiction. The popular social media app recently added a 'pop-up' about opioid addiction support if users search for certain hashtags.
Apps/Software September 13, 2018
Instagram confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that will allow users to tag friends in a video. However, Instagram refused to say if it will be rolled out to a larger segment.
Apps/Software September 12, 2018
Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.
Apps/Software August 29, 2018
With the hopes of attracting more users, popular photo-messaging application Instagram is reportedly testing a 'college community feature' that would enhance the experience of every student. Instagram said that the test is still in its initial stages.
Apps/Software August 28, 2018
Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.
Apps/Software August 15, 2018
Facebook and Instagram started rolling out new tools that will show users how much time they have spent on the apps. The tools, which will include ways to limit usage, will look to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction.
Apps/Software August 2, 2018
There’s no escaping it: Instagram is becoming more like Facebook after each passing update. Now, the app shows a green dot next to friends who are online.
Apps/Software July 20, 2018
Manually removing followers might soon be a possibility on Instagram. The company has confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that’ll allow public accounts to remove accounts from their followers pool.
Apps/Software July 19, 2018
Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
Instagram Stories will soon allow users to ask questions via Stories. It’s not, however, clear how the feature will work or when it’ll be released.
Apps/Software July 2, 2018
There’s finally a lightweight version of Instagram called Instagram Lite, following similar versions for Facebook and Messenger. It does most of the functions available in the main app, including posting photos, stories, and adding filters.
Apps/Software June 30, 2018
Music is coming to Instagram. Users in select countries will finally be able to choose background music for their stories from a selection consisting thousands of songs.
Apps/Software June 29, 2018
Instagram’s latest update brought with it a host of new features. These include video chat in Instagram Direct, new camera effects, topic channels on the Explore feed, and so on.
Apps/Software June 28, 2018