Category Archives: Instagram

Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

 Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social network is adding a blurred screen with a “Sensitive Content” warning on top of posts that fit this description, which… Read More

Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking

 Instagram’s advertiser base has doubled again. The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago. Some of that growth can be attributed to the simple fact that a lot of people use Instagram — 150 million every day, as of January. But James Quarles, who… Read More

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

Snapchat needs to evolve—or it’ll be brutally slaughtered by Facebook.

For Facebook, Snapchat isn't an app to be feared. 

It's a feature to be absorbed.

The world's largest social network  relentlessly taunts Snap Inc., their much-smaller competitor, known mostly for its disappearing messages app, by lifting Snap's core functionality, and dumping it into a variety of products it doesn't really belong. 

Who knows what Facebook's really thinking—the company tends to promote its features with fluff about letting you "share all the moments of your day"—but the ripoffs are almost certainly less about providing a service to users, and much more about outright killing Snapchat. Read more...

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Even Selena Gomez feels like sh*t when she looks at Instagram

Being Instagram famous isn't all it's cracked up to be, even when you're a super-famous celebrity.

In a new Vogue interview, singer and actress Selena Gomez, who is also the most-followed person on Instagram with 113 million followers, confessed she is no longer in control of her own Instagram account.

Citing fatigue with the photo and video-sharing platform, Gomez says she deleted the app from her phone and doesn't have the password to it. 

So who the heck is posting on her account if it's not her? Like so many celebrity social media accounts, Gomez has an assistant who now runs her Insta account and carefully crafts a public image to present to fans. Read more...

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Facebook Stories, yet another Snapchat clone, is rolling out to users worldwide

 Facebook is introducing yet another feature that clones Snapchat Stories to its massive global userbase. Facebook Stories, a feature that puts photos that disappear after 24 hours at the top of the Facebook mobile app, appears to be rolling out to a large number of users across the world. Facebook Stories isn’t available to all users, however. The feature was first tested among users… Read More