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.
Apps/Software May 18, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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.
Apps/Software May 22, 2018
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.
Apps/Software May 22, 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
Instagram announced the launch of its new redesign, which features a more vibrant color update to its logo and sleek and simple black and white in-app design.
Apps/Software May 11, 2016
Instagram users will soon be able to keep tabs on the view counts of their videos on the social media platform. Here are a couple of points of what it can offer to everyone.
Apps/Software February 12, 2016
Instagram has announced that it has officially launched multi-user support for mobile devices, allowing users to quickly switch between accounts on their phone.
Apps/Software February 8, 2016
InstaAgent reached the top of free app downloads, but the Instagram-tracking app proved to be a malicious scam that stole users' info. After getting the boot from both iOS and Android App Stores, the developer posted an unconvincing apology.
Apps/Software November 13, 2015