Stories are the new News Feed
 If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. Read More ...
Instagram will start blurring ‘sensitive’ photos in feeds
Instagram has announced that it will start blurring photos determined to be ‘sensitive’ in nature so that they don’t appear as-in in users’ feeds. This move is designed to make Instagram a ‘safe environment’ for users who may not want to see the sensitive content, though that content itself isn’t in violation of the company’s rules. The same blurring effect … Continue reading...
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 will soon let users book appointments with companies
Instagram is preparing to launch an odd feature that, perhaps, will expand the app’s number of users and the way they use the service. Though traditionally used for photography and then later expanded to include video and Snapchat-like features, Instagram is now planning to give users the ability to book appointments with businesses that support the platform. The feature is … Continue reading...
Crunch Report | Apple’s New Video Editing App
Apple creates a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are now banned from flights to the U.S. coming from 13 countries and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building full-size passenger pods. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Instagram enables live video saving to phone (for broadcasters)
Instagram has announced the addition of a new feature that enables users to save their live videos directly to their phone once the broadcast is complete. The feature is a welcomed (and frequently requested) one that will allow users to hang on to their own formerly-live videos for future sharing or watching, even though the video itself will disappear from … Continue reading...
Facebook Stories: Snapchat stories copied to the Facebook app after Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp
Facebook can’t help itself from copying the Snapchat Stories feature and it is pretty evident so far. The company has cloned the functionality in Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp with an uncanny resemblance. Now after cloning it at every place possible, the company has introduced the feature to the main Facebook app. Though the story is not new and we previously report on the feature while Facebook was testing the feature. The amusing part about this feature is that ‘Facebo...
Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal
 Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online communities are popping up — and proving that the Marines United scandal is by no means an isolated incident. This week, a group known as Just The Tip Of The Spear, commonly abbreviated JTTOTS, was booted from Instagram for… Read More ...
Instagram gets geostickers, yet another feature ‘borrowed’ from Snapchat
Instagram has slowly transformed into a social platform rather than a photography platform. The app just got a new update where a new feature has been added and yes, it has been copied from Snapchat. After launching the ‘Stories’ feature, Instagram has now added its own geostickers. As the name suggests, these are stickers and illustrations that can be added into a story which is relevant to that particular location. Notably, this feature did make Snapchat unique when ...
How to delete your Instagram account
Despite its outstanding popularity and photo-sharing dominance, Instagram certainly isn't for everyone. Thankfully, deleting your account is as easy as logging into the site and clicking a few buttons. The post How to delete your Instagram account appeared first on Digital Trends.
Get ready to see more ad breaks between Instagram Stories
Instagram is capitalizing on the success of Stories by opening up ads for the temporal slideshows to all businesses. This could mean an influx of sponsored content within your Stories feed, so be prepared to start skipping. The post Get ready to see more ad breaks between Instagram Stories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook for the web launching unified Messenger and Instagram inbox for Pages
A redesigned inbox for Facebook Pages that includes Instagram integration has been spotted in the wild. The desktop update lets you manage Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook interactions all in one place. The post Facebook for the web launching unified Messenger and Instagram inbox for Pages appeared first on Digital Trends.
Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat again
Snapchat developer Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing its features. To ensure its products are safe from plagiarism, the company has hired a security expert whose startup specializes in protecting software from reverse-engineering. The post Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat again appeared first on Digital Trends....
FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks
 If you’re finding the vision of Trump’s visage with a smile on it generating ‘uncanny valley’ levels of unease and creepiness you’d be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by a photo-realistic face-morphing iOS app, called FaceApp… Read More ...
Instagram multi-photo albums being tested on Android app
Instagram is testing a new feature that will enable users to share multiple photographs in an album, doing away with the need to create collages to group photos together. The feature isn’t officially available in any capacity to the average user, but it has begun cropping up for some Android users in Instagram version 10.7.0. The albums created with this … Continue reading...
Instagram multi-photo albums being tested on Android app
Instagram is testing a new feature that will enable users to share multiple photographs in an album, doing away with the need to create collages to group photos together. The feature isn’t officially available in any capacity to the average user, but it has begun cropping up for some Android users in Instagram version 10.7.0. The albums created with this … Continue reading...
Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users
 Most reported declines in Snapchat Stories view counts range from 15 to 40 percent, and a reduction in how often they or those they monitor post to Snapchat Stories. Meanwhile, our sources report rapidly growing view counts on Instagram Stories, and engagement-to-follower rates one social influencer talent agent called “Insanely f*cking high”. The success of Instagram Stories,… Read More ...
The cost of hot selfie app Meitu? A healthy dose of your personal info
 You’ve probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours. The app smoothes skin, slims down faces, and even applies a layer of virtual blush and lipgloss, adding a beautifying effect to your photos. And although the app has been popular in China for years — Meitu went public in Hong Kong last month — it only recently caught on with… Read More ...
Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users
Security researchers have discovered a series of fake Instagram apps on the Google Play Store that aim to steal your username and password through a sophisticated phishing scam. The apps have been taken down since being discovered. The post Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Hits 150 Million Daily Users
FarmLogs raises $22 million, Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, Google closes its UAV project and JetBlue gives us free Wi-Fi. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...