Articles about Instagram

Ads Are About To Invade Instagram’s IGTV Videos
While browsing Instagram Stories, occasionally you’ll come across an ad or two. For the most part, Instagram’s IGTV videos have been kept ad-free, but that is expected to change. While it might be annoying for viewers who hate ads, it might actually be good news for creators who are looking to make a living by making IGTV videos.

You Can Now Launch Video Calls In Instagram That Supports Up To 50 People
Making video calls on Instagram isn’t exactly a new function or feature, however in a recent update to the app, Instagram has announced that the video calling feature will now support as many as 50 people at a time. This is thanks to the integration of Messenger Rooms within the Instagram app.

Instagram Introduces New Tools To Fight Online Bullying
Online bullying and harassment isn’t new, but with more people being connected than ever, this is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. To that end, Instagram has announced a bunch of new tools for its platform that will help its users fight against online harassment and bullying.

How To Post Longer Videos Onto Instagram Stories
Instagram’s Stories feature is a fun and quick way of sharing temporary videos, but the drawback is that its video length is limited, but this guide will show you how to post longer videos onto your Instagram Stories.

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Facebook, Instagram To Fight Election Meddling With Location Labels
Sometimes it can be hard to find out where a post on social media could be coming from. In the recent years, we’ve seen how some foreign entities have attempted to disrupt elections in another country by spreading misinformation using fake accounts and pages to make it seem like the post originated from the country the election is taking place in.

Latest Opera Update Offers Direct Access To Instagram On Your Desktop
If you’re the sort of person who loves keeping social media platforms like Facebook open on their browser tab while they’re on their computer, then Opera’s latest update might be worth checking out. This is because in the latest version of Opera, the company is providing users with a one-click direct access to Instagram.

Court Rules That Photos Posted On Instagram Can Be Freely Shared
Usually when using a photo taken by someone else, it is polite to give credit where credit is due, and generally it’s better to ask for permission first. But the question is, does this apply to all platforms? Is there a difference if you were to share a photo posted on Instagram versus a photo taken from the photographer’s website?

Instagram’s New Stickers Want To Help Small Businesses During The COVID-19 Crisis
The problem with a lot of small businesses is that they typically do not have the same cashflow as bigger conglomerates. This means that in times of crisis like the one we are facing now with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, there are many small businesses that are forced to suspend their operations, and might not have enough cash on hand to sustain them for the coming months.

Instagram For Web Now Supports Direct Messages
When it comes to Instagram, the best experience is usually on the phone. However, there are times when it might not be so convenient to always check your phone, which is why Instagram also has a web version. Unfortunately, for the most part, Instagram for the web has always felt like a crippled experience.

You Will Soon Be Able To Add Apple Music To Instagram Stories
A couple of years ago, Instagram introduced a new feature that allowed users to add music to their Stories. Some of the music sources that Instagram users could choose from included Spotify and Pandora. Missing from that list was Apple Music, but that could change soon, according to a recent sighting in the iOS 13.4.5 beta.

Instagram Launches New Video Chat Feature To Encourage Users To Stay At Home
The world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis with the coronavirus outbreak, and one of the ways to help prevent further spread of the virus is by staying at home and practicing social distancing. This is done to help lessen the burden on healthcare workers and hospitals, many of whom are currently under immense stress.

Instagram Testing Messages That Can Disappear
It’s safe to say that Snapchat helped to popularize features like disappearing messages, where users can send messages that would automatically delete itself after a set period of time. Instagram later “borrowed” this feature when they launched Stories, and now it looks like the company is looking at other implementations of the feature.

Facebook Testing Cross-Platform Stories Sharing To Instagram
Facebook and Instagram both have the Stories feature, and for a while now, users on Instagram who post Stories have the option to also share it onto Facebook. However, for whatever odd reason, the reverse isn’t possible. This means that if you post Stories onto Facebook, you can’t share it onto Instagram.

Instagram Explains Why There Is Still No iPad App Yet
These days, it’s not uncommon to see that when developers create apps for the iPhone, they also create one for the iPad, unless there is a very specific reason why the app might not necessarily be suited for the tablet. However, for years, many have been scratching their heads as to why Instagram is still not available for the iPad, at least natively.