Category Archives: Instagram

Instagram Head of Product Kevin Weil to talk shop at Disrupt NY

 Instagram is killing it. The photo-sharing behemoth has topped 600 million users, with the most recent 100 million joining in the last year. Plus, the company now has more than 1 million active advertisers, building on Facebook’s already-dominant advertising business. But there is also a question of whether Instagram can continue iterating in a unique way? Or if it even needs to?… Read More

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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