About 120 million people engaged in over 500 million interactions on Instagram during IPL
Almost 120 million people engaged in 500 million interactions on Instagram during the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) that entertained cricket fans for six weeks. IPL culminated in a thrilling victory by Mumbai Indians over Rising Pune Supergiants in Hyderabad on May 21. Virat Kohli (Bangalore) garnered the most likes and followers on Instagram during the IPL, followed by MS Dhoni (Pune) and AB de Villiers (Bangalore), the company said on Friday. During the six-week-long IPL, players...
26 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss
Instagram might be everyone's favorite app for sharing photos, but it's not always the easiest to use. Here's how to get started and take your mobile photography to the next level. The post 26 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss appeared first on Digital Trends.
Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?
 It’s taking Instagram less and less time to copy Snapchat. Less than two months after Snapchat launched its Stories Search feature for seeing what’s going on at a location or related to a topic, Instagram is rolling out Location Stories to its Explore page. Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location Stories, which aggregate the publicly posted… Read More ...
Instagram rated as the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health
Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a poll conducted in the UK says. The poll conducted Royal Society for Public Health (RCPH) asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 were asked a series of questions about whether YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter had an impact on their health and well-being, the BBC reported. Participants were asked to score each platform on 14 health and well-being issues. Based on thes...
Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram unite with cross-app notifications
 Facebook’s family of apps are moving in together. Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram are each testing a feature that shows notification counters from the other apps and lets you instantly switch between them. The feature could boost engagement across the apps by using those maddening red notification jewels to constantly remind you there’s something to see in the other apps. This… Read More ...
Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club
It’s Day 2 from Disrupt New York, Symphony joins the Unicorn Club, you can now sort Instagram stories by location and scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Instagram’s new Face Filter feature is just like Snapchat’s Lenses
Instagram is appealing to the Snapchat crowd (again) with the launch on Tuesday of Face Filters that let you jazz up pics and videos in real time. Eight different filters are offered at launch, each designed to raise a smile. The post Instagram’s new Face Filter feature is just like Snapchat’s Lenses appeared first on Digital Trends....
Instagram on copying Snapchat: “This is the way the tech industry works”
 That’s Instagram’s VP of Product Kevin Weil’s perspective about cloning Snapchat. He’s the man in charge of bringing Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s vision to a much larger audience, reforging his features for the mainstream, and then taking Instagram a step further. But rather than showing guilt, remorse, or reluctance about copying what’s worked for Snap, he sees… Read More ...
Instagram now lets you share photos, access Explore tab from mobile site
Instagram recently gave its mobile website a huge upgrade, adding some of the most important components of its app, including photo sharing and even a stripped-down version of the Explore tab. The post Instagram now lets you share photos, access Explore tab from mobile site appeared first on Digital Trends.
How to post a GIF on Instagram
Today we’re having a peek at the latest step-by-step process a person would have to take on Android or iOS to post a GIF on Instagram. Strictly speaking, there are no “.GIF” files on Instagram at the moment – any that are, aren’t animated. There is a way to deliver the moving image picture that is the GIF to Instagram, … Continue reading...
This artist gives broken records new life through stunning vinyl portraits
Greg Frederick is a Brooklyn-based artist who hand breaks vinyl records into pieces, and then arranges them into stunning portraits of iconic figures. Digital Trends went to his Brooklyn studio to check out how he gets it done. The post This artist gives broken records new life through stunning vinyl portraits appeared first on Digital Trends....
Instagram users voice frustration as “Stories” feature crashes
Millions shared their pain on Twitter on Tuesday after Instagram’s ‘Stories’ feature experienced issues that prevented them from uploading images to the photo-sharing app. According to a report in CNET, Facebook-owned Instagram tweeted that the company was aware of the problem and working to fix it. However, people could still view their previously uploaded images. ‘Stories’, a feature that lets users post photos and videos that vanish after 24 hours, was intro...
Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed
 Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share your raw moments in the now, instead of just the life highlights that define you forever on your Facebook Timeline. Read More ...
Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories
 Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories. Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would have a white border around the image. While Snapchat’s goal was to remind viewers that this older content wasn’t truly ephemeral, the ugly border ended up annoying users who didn’t… Read More ...
Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x
The folks at Instagram have announced that they’ve hit a major milestone in the brief history of their existence. They’ve racked up a cool 700-million monthly active users, with growth between 600M and 700M happening at a rate greater than any other 100M span they had before. Of course there were other major events in the history of this photo-based … Continue reading...
Snap Inc buys geofilter patent worth $7.7 million
Snap Inc has acquired “Geofilters,” or photo filters based on location, patent from photo-sharing platform Mobli for $7.7 million, a media report said. According to a report in Tech Crunch on Friday, Israeli entrepreneur and investor Moshe Hogeg, who co-founded Mobli — an Instagram competitor launched six years ago, patented the idea of Geo-photo filters in 2012, after launching it the previous year. This is believed to be the highest amount paid for a patent from the Israeli t...
Instagram brings offline mode to Android; iOS app to get it in coming months
Instagram is working on an offline mode for the app so that people can use the app even when they are offline. Using the app offline really means that the app shows you cached versions of the Explore and Home sections while not connected to the internet. Any likes, comments, unfollow requests, and post saves that you do will then be saved by the app and synced to Instagram servers when you connect to the internet next time. The profiles that the users visited earlier will be available to browse....
Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10 hybrid delivers your Instagram fix
Despite the ubiquity of smartphones with competitive cameras, instant cameras have come back in fashion. That said, its users still wish they had the flexibility of digital as well. Pocket photo printers can deliver that but they just don’t “feel” right. Sensing a potential market, Fujifilm is launching its new instax SQUARE SQ10 that hits two birds with one stone. … Continue reading...
Instagram on Android gets offline mode
 80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan. Today at F8, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. Much of this functionality is now available on Android, which is the preferred device type in the… Read More ...
Crunch Report | Uber Might Have To Support In-App Tipping
 Today’s Stories  New York’s Taxi commission to propose in-app tipping requirement for Uber Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections Steve Jobs’ custom Apple I and other historic machines… Read More ...