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Stand-Alone Instagram Direct App Is Going Away Permanently

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 Will Find Posts With Misleading Info, But It Won’t Remove Them

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

Instagram Now Allows Brands, Influencers To Tag Products In Posts

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

Instagram Now Lets You Put Quiz Stickers On Stories

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 Might Soon Hide The Number Of Likes On Posts

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

Instagram Starts Demoting ‘Inappropriate’ Content, But How It Defines ‘Inappropriate’ Is Tricky

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

Instagram And Chill? Alleged New Feature Could Let You Watch Videos With Friends While Apart

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

Leaked Instagram Feature Shows It’s Trying To Be More Like Pinterest

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

IGTV Previews Coming To Your Main Instagram Feed

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 Testing ‘Main Account’ Feature For Managing Multiple Profiles

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 Testing Special Creator Accounts For Influencers And High-Profile Users

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

You Can Now Send Voice Messages On Instagram

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 Now Identifies Objects And Describes Them For Visually Impaired Users

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

New Instagram Update Lets You Know If Friends Are Online

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

You Might Soon Be Able To Remove Your Instagram Followers

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

Friends Can Now Repost Your Instagram Stories, But Here’s The Catch

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 Gives Users The Power To Quiet Certain Users Down, Thanks To The Mute Button

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 Tell You If You’ve Seen All New Posts Via ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature

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

Shopping Will Soon Be Possible Directly On Instagram

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

Instagram Now Allows You To Export Photos, User Info, And More: Here’s How

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

Instagram Finally Tweaks Its Feed Algorithm So You Can See Newer Posts

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

Instagram Now Lets Users Schedule Posts, But Only For Business Accounts

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 Might Soon Launch A Standalone App, Like Facebook Did With Messenger

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’s New Remix Feature Lets You Draw On Your Friends’ Photos, Plus New ‘Regram’ Button Possibly Coming

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 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

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

Instagram Launches App And Icon Redesign: Here's What The Big Changes Look Like

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 Will Now Let You Know How Many People Watched Your Videos: Here’s Why You Should Care

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 Turns On Multi-Account Support For Mobile

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 Creator (Sort Of) Apologizes After Fiasco That Got It Kicked Off Apple And Google App Stores

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

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