Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating “bonespiration” and “thinspiration”, which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.
Facebook and Instagram faced outage in August as well for a few hours, as users in some parts of the world were not able to access the social networking platforms.
Instagram has rolled out Polling Stickers for Stories. The customisable stickers allow users to get a quick feedback. People can create their own questions and customise choices as well.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active advertisers.
Instagram face filters will be available for live video streaming through the app, the company said in a blog post. Face filters in live video will roll out globally over the next several weeks.
With a new uploading tool, advertisers can now use their existing organic “Stories” as ads and also have it live permanently within Facebook’s advertising tools like “Power Editor” and “Ads Manager” for future use.
Instagram is testing a new feature that will let people share Stories on its platform as well as Facebook simultaneously. Meanwhile, Facebook has started testing colourful comment bubbles for its mobile app.
Instagram has discovered a bug that could be used to gain access to users’ email addresses and phone numbers. The company, in a blog post confirmed that no passwords or any other information was revealed. It hasn’t revealed the number of accounts that became target of the bug.
Instagram has grown to become one of the most popular ways to share photos and videos worldwide. There’s no doubt that a lot of personal sharing has shifted to Instagram. We have put together a list of tips and tricks that are likely to step up your Instagram game.
Facebook and Instagram were down temporarily for a few hours on Saturday, as users in some parts of the world were not able to access the social networking platforms. Facebook later acknowledged the issue by releasing a statement.
Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform. Henceforth, users who reply to any Instagram post will find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread.
Snapchat could be relegated to the sidelines as a niche app for young people — or worse, a passing fad — rather than a major competitor for digital ad dollars like Facebook and yes, even the struggling Twitter.
Instagram, through its Stories feature, now attracts users of the app for longer than Snapchat. The new statistics are bad news for rival Snapchat, which last reported 166 million users for its overall app, while Instagram has over 700 million users.
Instagram Stories, the feature inspired from Snapchat’s Stories, has turned one-year old today, and now boasts of over 250 million daily users. For the record, this is more than the total number of users on Snapchat as a whole. Instagram also revealed some interesting trends about the feature.
A photo of your shiny new car on Instagram or the Facebook post about your chic holiday cottage may lead India’s taxman to your door. Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information.