Tag Archives: Instagram

Instagram Stories Now up to 250 Million Daily Users, Increasing Pressure on Snap Inc.

Facebook’s assault on Snapchat continues. This week, Facebook has announced that Instagram Stories is now being used by more than 250 million people every day, far eclipsing Snapchat, which has 166 million total users. The data also indicates that the Stories format is growing in popularity on Instagram – as noted by TechCrunch, Stories’ growth rate is actually picking up… Read More »

Instagram rolls out Archive feature for iOS, Android users

The popular image-sharing platform Instagram has launched a new feature called Archive for iOS and Android users. The feature enables you to move posts – those you have previously shared with followers – into a space that is visible only to you. It was reported last month that Instagram was testing the Archive feature. To archive a post… Read More »

Instagram to Make It Easier to Label Posts as Paid Promotions

Photo-sharing app Instagram plans to roll out a feature on Wednesday that will make it easier to label posts as paid promotions, taking what it called a step toward transparency in an area that has drawn attention from US authorities. Product endorsements have become more common on Instagram, owned by Facebook, as celebrities and others with large followings… Read More »

You can now post your pics on Instagram without the app

Instagram is following in its parent Facebook’s footsteps and making its service much more accessible to those left out of its app-centric, data-heavy sharing experience. The photo platform will now give users new functionality via the Instagram.com mobile website, most notably the all-important ability to actually share pics outside the IG app. The new mobile utility could help… Read More »

Instagram, Snapchat More Popular Among US Teens Than Facebook: Survey

It is not Facebook itself but its popular app Instagram – and its closest rival Snapchat – have become the most popular social media platforms among the teenagers in the US, a new survey has found. The survey by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at University of Chicago found that 76 percent of American teenagers in… Read More »

Why Your Business Needs to Use Instagram in 2017

Whether or not you use Instagram for marketing, you need to see this new infographic about how Instagram compares to other social platforms when it comes to marketing. If you use Instagram for business, you’ll likely learn something that can help you earn even better results. And if you don’t use Instagram? Well, maybe this will be the post… Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys a user base of 500 million monthly users, hinting that this huge number of downloads could be the result of… Read More »

Facebook Pays $10,000 to 10-Year-Old Instagram Hacker

Social media giant Facebook has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty,” paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms. “I wanted to see… Read More »

THE CIA IS INVESTING IN FIRMS THAT MINE YOUR TWEETS AND INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, according to a document obtained by The Intercept. Yet among the… Read More »