Articles about Instagram

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.

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Instagram Now Makes It Easier To Manage Who You Follow
If you’ve been using Instagram for a long time, there’s a chance that you will end up following a bunch of people over the years. Some of the people you follow may have stopped posting since you followed them, or some of them might no longer post content that you are interested in, and thus you interact with them less and less.

Instagram Drops IGTV Button From The App
Instagram is a great way to share photos and videos, but due to limitations, the duration of the videos uploaded to Instagram are capped. This is also why Instagram decided to launch IGTV, a spin-off platform in which it would be dedicated towards longer form videos, perhaps in a bid to better compete with the likes of YouTube.

Instagram Reportedly Fact-Checking Photoshopped Images On Its Platform
Instagram is a platform where users share photos. It is also where photographers and other creatives use it as a medium where they can showcase their portfolio to prospective clients. However, it seems that it could soon get a lot trickier for some to use the platform in that manner.

Instagram Now Supports Direct Messaging On Web
Instagram is mostly used by smartphone users. However, while working or just being active on the desktop, it can be quite annoying to pick up your smartphone and respond to Instagram messages.So, to make it convenient, Instagram will roll out direct messaging support on the web version as well.You can already do a lot of things on the web version but you did not have the ability to send direct […]

Samsung Sero Rotating TV Closer To a Global Launch
The Samsung Sero TV has debuted in South Korea as a concept device, but at CES 2020, it seems ever closer to becoming a full-on product with future global availability.

Facebook, Instagram Will Ban Influencers From Promoting Vaping And Guns
When it comes to ads related to guns and vaping, platforms like Facebook and Instagram have banned them. However, there used to be a loophole where companies who made these products could pay social media influencers to promote them in their posts, which is sort of an ad but done in a different manner.

You Can Now Upload Multiple Photos To Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories allow users to upload one photo per Story. However, if you’re trying to create a collage effect, you would essentially need to create it separately and then upload it where it would basically be treated as a single photo. The problem with this method is that you can’t really make changes once you’ve already created the collage.

Instagram’s AI Will Warn You Against Posting Offensive Captions
With social media being so easy to access and anyone can post and say anything, sometimes people end up saying things they don’t mean or say things without thinking about how it might affect the person reading it. Instagram seems to have a new feature that could give you some pause.

Instagram Has A New Tool To Fight Against Fake News And Misinformation
Due to the ease of being able to share a post on social media at a click (or several clicks) of a button, it’s not surprising that in our zeal to share information with those around us that sometimes, some of us might accidentally share information that isn’t 100% accurate, or in some cases, flat out fake.

FTC Might Block Facebook From Merging Its Messaging Apps
As many of you know, Facebook owns several prominent social media platforms and messaging apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp. For the most part, they have all managed to stay separate and somewhat independent of each other. However, earlier this year it was reported that Facebook could actually be planning on unifying them.