Author: Fitz Tepper

You can now save your Instagram Live streams to your camera roll

 One of the unique things about Instagram Live is that the video has always been disappearing. After your live stream is over the content is deleted forever – unlike Facebook Live or Periscope which save your video so audiences can view it after the fact. Until now. The company just announced that broadcasters will have the option to save live videos to their phone after they… Read More

President Trump has officially taken over @POTUS

 It’s official. As of about an hour ago Donald Trump is the 45th President of The United States of America. One question regarding the transition was how the social media handoff would occur between outgoing former President Obama and President Trump. And now about an hour in, some of these accounts are starting to switch over. The most important one is probably @POTUS on Twitter, which… Read More

An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

 Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More

Bumble is launching video stories to show more of your match

 Bumble will soon release BumbleVID, which will allow users from across the dating platform to create a story with unlimited 10-second videos, which will each delete after 24 hours. Here’s how it will work. Users record 10-second videos from directly within Bumble. These videos then post to their profile, and can be viewed by anyone who comes across their profile while swiping. You can… Read More

Bumble is launching video stories to show more of your match

 Bumble will soon release BumbleVID, which will allow users from across the dating platform to create a story with unlimited 10-second videos, which will each delete after 24 hours. Here’s how it will work. Users record 10-second videos from directly within Bumble. These videos then post to their profile, and can be viewed by anyone who comes across their profile while swiping. You can… Read More

Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends

 Houseparty is a new group video chat app that was built by the founders of ex-livestreaming app Meerkat. The app provides a space to video chat with friends – once you open the app you can just pop in other friends group video chats, or wait for friends to join yours. But currently the app notifies all of your friends (who are Houseparty users) with a push notification each time you… Read More

Instagram surges past 600M users, fueled by algorithmic feed

 Instagram has gone through a whirlwind of changes the past few months. Between bookmarks, likable comments, live video, tags, zoom, drafts, Stories and of course the controversial algorithmic feed – no one can argue that the Facebook-owned photo sharing app hasn’t been innovating at a rapid pace. But the real question is what effect are these product enhancements having on… Read More